Wildfire

iOS & Android app that provides actionable GIS data and information to wildland firefighters on the ground.

Sunnyvale

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Technologies Used

JavaScript
Android
node.js
Swift
HTML5
leafletjs
MapBox
openstreetmap
Bootstrap
Xcode
google earth
geojson
kml
NGA DICE
NGA GeoPackage

Project Team

Amir Youssefi
Developer Entrepreneur
Peter Ma
Developer Designer Entrepreneur Investor Corporate
Kenji Kato
Developer Designer Entrepreneur
brandedhome
Developer
Leland Lee

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About

Wildfire is a mobile application based on the NGA DICE architecture that aggregates multiple datasets together to provide on the ground actionable information for wildland firefighters in both low bandwidth and offline usage. The app brings together existing geospatial data and fire incident information from 16 different public data sources, and aggregates it together in data packages that can be delivered over low bandwidth connections. The apps data sets include compressed 3d fly through videos of wild fire data, InciWeb fire data, US Forest Service geospatial fire data, and other geospatial & mixed data types. Wildfire map and briefing updates can be delivered in two different data package types. A mix media info briefing package, and/or a map data update package. Both packages can be used in an offline mode when firefighters have no network access. Map data packages have added data sets that highlight POI (points of interest) for firefighters in the field. These include airfields, bodies of water, safety zones, field bases, and other information. Besides allowing for low bandwidth download of data, the app provides a way for a single device to share a dataset amongst other firefighters who have no cellular or internet connectivity. This allows for a single individual to share there data amongst other unit members using nothing more than the built in technology available today on iOS and Android phones to create a local mesh network. While Kenji Kato envisioned the idea of the Wildfire mobile app back in 2015, the project itself was created in whole during the NGA Expedition Hackathon http://www.hackathon.io/nga-expeditionsunnyvale

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