To assist with Hurricane Harvey and Irma emergency response and damage assessments, Colorado-based Remote GeoSystems Inc. has announced the free availability of its LineVision software licenses to official agency, volunteer and nonprofit drone operators.
Remote GeoSystems was contacted by the Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station Center for Robot-Assisted Search and Rescue (CRASAR), which was deployed with the Fort Bend County Office of Emergency Management following Hurricane Harvey. All parties involved moved quickly, and within a few hours after being contacted, drone data collection teams were using various versions of the company’s donated LineVision software to map and view flights with corresponding video in Esri ArcGIS and Google Earth GIS software. The software is being used to help visualize, distribute and share the data available from a record 119 drone flights that CRASAR conducted over 11 days, including 61 flights on a single day, says the company.
LineVision is also being deployed to volunteers organized by Florida State University’s Emergency Management and Homeland Security Program to help with Hurricane Irma search and rescue and damage assessment, the company says.
Any other volunteer teams, first responders and nonprofit organizations providing essential response and recovery services are encouraged to complete the contact form here to request free copies of the LineVision software.