|3-D Information Management System for Quake Relief|
CAS Institute of Mechanics has recently made the debut of a 3-D dynamic information
management and demonstration system for quake relief. The system is designed with a
range of functions, including instantly updating 3-D geographic information for newly
emerged disaster areas, instantly updating information on quake relief, and real time
distant statistics and search. Desirable for quake relief activities, research, decision
making, live broadcasting, and disaster relief analysis/evaluation, the new system is able
to mix inflow data from CAS Terrestrial Observing and Digital Earth Center with a digital
elevation model, preparing a 3-D geographic information system for the disaster areas.
Meanwhile, the system can compare air-born images and pictures shot at different time,
and produce information on damaged roads, bridges, structures, induced disasters, death
toll and injury, personnel settlement, and resources distribution. The updated information
will be stored in a comprehensive database for quake relief.