for wildland threat mapping and geospatial data mining
Gathering data on wildland
threats and focusing that information in a manner which is easy
to comprehend is important in developing a comprehensive threat
early warning and monitoring system.
Data mining of geospatial
and other information content on the internet may provide a novel
means for early detection and assessment of ecosystem change and
impending natural disturbances. Our GeoSpatial Search Engine (GSE)
retrieves map services based on user-defined search terms and
can be used to locate and view threat-related geospatial data
services. Another relevant source of wildland threat information
are media websites. The Threat News Explorer (TNE) conducts a
user-defined keyword search for media articles then geo-locates
the source of the article.
There is also a need
for a user-friendly geospatial data viewing platform for wildland
threat data; to address this need we have developed a series of
web and desktop mapping solutions. Our Wildland Threat Mapper(WTM)
applications provides an interactive way to examine spatial patterns
of multiple threats and the human and ecological values they potentially
The Threat Data Mining and Display Applications utilize the latest
in web and geospatial server technologies, including Cloud-Computing
and Open-Source software.
For more information
and to access these applications, follow the links on the left.