Anchorage Reducing Wildfire Risk with ERDAS IMAGINE®
The spread of spruce bark beetles around Anchorage has killed trees in over 3.2 million acres. This has drastically increased the threat of wildfires in Alaska. The USDA Forest Service determined the area was a community at risk, requiring the Municipality to take action. ERDAS IMAGINE® was the solution selected, providing an unsupervised classification, with classified imagery used to create a spatial model to determine fire hazard.
Capturing & Delivering Digital Imagery of the Netherlands
Based in the Netherlands, CycloMedia Technology B.V. visualizes complete cities, states and countries from public roads, providing geospatial information to central and local governments, homeland security, financial institutions, and construction companies.
Citizens Mobilize GIS for the Space Shuttle Columbia First Response
In 2003, the Space Shuttle Columbia went down in disaster over eastern Texas. Realizing that satellite image mapping and local assistance would be required, the Humanities Urban Environmental Sciences GIS lab at Stephen F. Austin University immediately began to mobilize units. Utilizing ERDAS IMAGINE® software, this large scale event encompassed a process of data mining, data processing, spatial analysis and map composition, which aided in search and recovery efforts.
Combating West Nile Virus with Remote Sensing
In the late 1990’s, NASA conducted research utilizing remote sensing and satellite
imaging to track the spread of public health threats. Leveraging these capabilities, the
Monterey County, California Health Department took pro-active steps to help address the
threat of the West Nile virus in their community.
Conservationists Collaborate to Save Giant Pandas
There are an estimated 1,600 pandas remaining in the wild according to results of China’s national panda survey published in 2004. For the past five years, National Zoo staff have traveled to China instruct students and professionals in geospatial technologies, including using ERDAS IMAGINE to rectify, view and mosaic imagery of the panda’s habitat.