August 02, 2007

Forest Fire damage assessment using Definiens Image Intelligence Suite

Recently, the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki recently published studies revealing that over 5000 hectares of fir and pine forest in the Mount Parnitha National Park were destroyed by the recent forest fires. Using the Definiens Enterprise Image Intelligence Suite, they automatically assessed the distribution of islands of remaining forest within the large area. “We required detailed and accurate results and insights of the Mount Parnitha forest area in a timely manner. The Definiens technology was critical in analyzing and evaluating the damage,” said Ioannis Gitas, Lecturer at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. More details on this application found in this story - http://www.gisuser.com/content/view/12329/. See also http://www.definiens.com/. Of interest to those wanting to test the waters (so to speak), a free demo product (Definiens developer trial) is available for download - see http://www.definiens.com/landing_pages/index.html




Ikonos satellite image of the burnt area with the burnt area highlighted in red

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