Post Disaster Relief management is progressing rapidly with the emergence of cost-effective drones and mobile geospatial applications used to collect data from the ground. The ‘MapGage Post-Disaster’ solution consists of three integrated product lines:
1. a range of off-the-shelf drones, tested with MapGage and easy to setup & fly, able to provide quick damage assessment over large disaster areas
2. a mobile geospatial app that allows disaster relief workers to pinpoint affected infrastructure and assets on the ground, assign relief teams to specific areas and track work done
3. a geospatial web application that combines drone maps, mobile collected disaster records and presents all open tasks, updates and work submitted by relief teams in an easy to understand map-based view
This will radically change the way disaster response efforts are conducted in the future. Given the increasing tendency of donors to demand better understanding on how effective their donations are being spent, NGOs are under increasing pressure to track, monitor & report their work on the ground. MapGage compatible UAVs can overfly a disaster zone on a daily basis, processing the images within half a day and highlight the relief efforts on a daily basis.
This data is complemented by ongoing updates by the disaster relief teams on the ground using their mobile geospatial app. Disaster response teams can record all the issues & updates they find as they conduct daily reconnaissance of their assigned areas. Team leaders can assign tasks directly through the geospatial web portal based on records provided by the relief teams on the ground or based on data from the latest drone maps. Drone maps and geospatial disaster records collected via the mobile app complement each other and provide a rapid feedback loop to NGOs, government and donors.
Storage intensive map data and geospatial records are stored, maintained and secured in the cloud. No need to change your IT infrastructure. All you need is occasional Internet access. Data can be downloaded, accessed and used offline when in the field. MapGage also offers a way to digitize existing infrastructure and cadaster maps and superimpose those on drone maps to properly direct relief teams to critical locations.