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Space Imaging Completes Florida Fire Risk Assessment

By | November 13, 2003

      Space Imaging, a Denver-based satellite imagery provider, has completed a fire risk assessment project for the Florida Division of Forestry (DOF). The project involved compiling numerous statewide current and historical data sets, and working with fire domain experts to develop a model which measures wildland fire susceptibility, fire effects and areas of concern.

      The project is based on Space Imaging’s wild land fire risk assessment system, which uses GIS and remote sensing technologies. The wild land fuels are mapped using 30-meter Landsat satellite imagery as a baseline. High-resolution multi-spectral imagery from Space Imaging’s IKONOS satellite can be used to map the urban interface sector at four-meter resolution, with the urban fuels region mapped at one-meter resolution or less.

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