|Camp Roberts Project|
Supporting a set of humanitarian field experiments in Camp Roberts
GISCorps volunteer, Yamini Manickam, supported a set of humanitarian field experiments in Camp Roberts, California on August 15th. Yamini is a GIS professional from California and has expertise in remote sensing. Her main tasks consisted of processing the imagery generated from several planes on the same day as those images were captured. The process included: geo rectification, edge matching and mosaicking those imagery. She wrote the following report shortly after the event.
The purpose of this experiment is to determine how first responders can utilize aerial imagery taken during or after a disaster in order to provide appropriate assistance. During the experimentation, aerial oblique images were taken by the Civil Air Patrol at elevations of 2000, 4000, 6000, 8000 and 10,000 feet using a Nikon D90 camera. These geotagged images were later georeferenced and the amount of time taken to georeference the images were monitored.
The georeferencing process discussed in this report was performed using the ArcGIS Desktop 10.1 trial version. The trial versions are free and are valid for 60 days. In addition to the trial versions, Esri, the company that makes ArcGIS Desktop 10.1 also provides free software for disaster response.