TAG: hurricane

After the storm: Drone flights enable speedy cellular inspections

October 22, 2016By

In the wake of Hurricane Matthew, Verizon used drones for cell-site inspections in North Carolina and South Carolina. The aerial survey shortened cell-site recovery to hours compared to potentially days, based on the severity of flooding. The quadcopter used was operated by Measure UAS, which conducted the flights with Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) authorization. Flights used a two-person crew that... read more

Coyote howls into the wind

February 15, 2016By

A team from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and Raytheon has successfully demonstrated advancements of the Coyote Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS), verifying new technology that improves Coyote’s ability to collect vital weather data on hurricanes. read more

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PlanetiQ signs weather satellite launch contract with India’s Antrix

December 3, 2015By
24 hours of data from 12 PlanetiQ satellites = ~34,000 occultations/day.

PlanetiQ has signed a contract with Antrix Corporation Limited, the commercial arm of the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO), for the launch of PlanetiQ’s first two weather satellites on a Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) during the fourth quarter of 2016. Ten more satellites are planned for launch in 2017 to complete an initial set of 12 satellites that will... read more

Esri story map considers Katrina 10 years later

November 12, 2015By

In August 2005, Hurricane Katrina struck the city of New Orleans, causing devastating damage and loss of life. A new Esri story map, “Katrina +10: A Decade of Change in New Orleans,” analyzes the damage from the storm. “The story map is a new Esri medium for sharing not only data, photos, videos, sounds and maps, but for telling a... read more

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Logistics, GIS and Disaster Response, Post-Sandy

November 27, 2012By
DRIL 2012

An exercise in planning for months proves timely in light of Hurricane Sandy By Art Kalinski I was going to write about the increasing presence of social media at GEOINT 2012, but I’ll cover that next month since Hurricane Sandy made an exercise I attended last week more significant in its timeliness. The Disaster Response Integrative Logistics Exercise was a... read more