Fire Monitoring and Assessment Platform (FireMAP)
A More Responsive, Affordable and Safe Method for Mapping Wildland Fires.
Northwest Nazarene University is developing the Fire Monitoring and Assessment Platform (FireMAP), a remote sensing system which will enable monitoring of the extent and severity of wildland fires. Composed of both the hardware, an off-the-shelf unmanned aerial system (UAS) attached with an image acquisition unit, and the software, a computer program to process and geo-analyze images. After a fire has been extinguished, the UAS will fly over the affected area and acquire images. The acquired images will be georeferenced and mosaicked to create a composite image. FireMAP provides a responsive, affordable and safe means of mapping wildland fire extent and severity.