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Monitoring of fires in Chile for EMERCOM (Russia) (24.01.17)
Monitoring of fires in Chile for EMERCOM (Russia) (24.01.17)




30 Январь 2017

As a part of cooperation with Ministry of Emergency Situations (Russia) Innovative Centre Company performed a monitoring of fires in Chile.

Monitoring was performed in IMAGE MEDIA CENTER software based on the Landsat-8 data received on the January 24, 2017.

Analysis of the data showed that as of January 24, 2017 the area affected by the fires is larger than 1190 km2. More than 40 buildings and infrastructure objects were affected by the fire. The report was generated automatically based on the results of monitoring performed in IMC software. The report presents the following data:

  • the area affected by fire, as a percentage (pie chart);
  • burned area in km2;
  • area of burned vegetation in km2;
  • amount of buildings affected by fire in the area;
  • number of points of interest affected by fire.

Vector polygons of the affected territories are created as the result of monitoring. Results were collated with the map of population density of Chile for more detailed evaluation of the damage caused by fire.

Functional capabilities of IMC software make it possible to analyze and process vector and raster data in a single geoinformational environment, which significantly reduces processing time. It benefits to rapid decision-making which is especially important for real-time emergency situations monitoring.