Jongens, R. 2006 Delivery and GIS integration of remote sensing intelligence for emergency management during the response phase of a natural disaster : a New Zealand framework. Lower Hutt, N.Z.: GNS Science. GNS Science report 2006/05 14 p.
Abstract: During the response phase of a natural disaster, real or near real-time remote sensing images can add significant value to an emergency management GIS. This report provides a framework for successful delivery and GIS integration of remote sensing intelligence in a New Zealand context. Key considerations include emergency management requirements from both a technical (interoperability) and intelligence perspective, and robust data delivery when communications links may be unstable. Emergency management end users in New Zealand have expressed a desire for intelligence to be delivered as imagery ahead of vector-based outputs. However, factors such as unstable communication links, large file size, slow display speed, and misinterpretation make the vectorisation and associated attribution of images a more appropriate immediate output. Interoperability and data standards, including vector file format, image file format, symbology and codes, file naming conventions, map projections, spatial accuracy, and metadata, are assessed for New Zealand conditions. Three communication scenarios of data delivery to the end user are presented ranging from satellite telemetry to an internet mapping service. (auth)