3D NavigationBy Mark Newby
Our 3D Navigation developments provide geographic information for Wildfire Incident Command in near real time, giving firefighters in difficult terrain a way to visualize deployment locations, active fire lines, previous burned areas, fuel load, and location of structures at risk. This information is based on remote sensing, is provided all in a single display, and reduces risk to personnel. The terrain can be viewed from any angle, any altitude, and any direction, providing enhanced 3 dimensional understanding of key spatial relationships.
These 3D developments require a browser with the Google Earth plug-in installed. If your browser does not have this plug-in, you will be automatically prompted to install the latest version. We highly recommend it! Embedded viewers provide state-of-the-art navigation and accessories in an easy-to-use and intuitive manner.
Crystal Mountain Fire
This wildfire development was used to enhance logistic decisions and to brief officials on the current status of the suppression effort during the Crystal Mountain Fire from April 4-11. 2011. White Fire – Ruidoso, NM
This huge wildfire threatened the city of Ruidoso, New Mexico and required heavy equipment to build fire lines that are damaging to some areas but absolutely vital to save property and lives.