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Title: FireSpotter a VGI-Based Forest Fire Reporting System
Authors: Blasques, João Eduardo Melo e Silva
Orientador: Pultar, Eduard
Painho, Marco
Foerster, Theodor
Keywords: Forest Fire Reporting System
Information System
Volunteered Geographic Information
Decision Support Systems
Geographical Information Systems
Spatial Decision Support Systems
Issue Date: 5-Mar-2012
Series/Report no.: Master of Science in Geospatial Technologies;TGEO0077
Abstract: Forest fires are a serious problem in modern times, especially in semi-arid and Mediterranean climates. With the annual rise in number of forest fires and area burned, any help or information which a citizen in the field can provide to forest fire fighters and civil protection workers will aid in managing a forest fire scenario. This research devises an information system that allows ordinary citizens to submit forest fire sightings to the appropriate authorities. After the information system was created an accuracy assessment was conducted in order to assess the usability of the system.
Description: Dissertation submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the Degree of Master of Science in Geospatial Technologies.
Appears in Collections:NIMS - MSc Dissertations Geospatial Technologies (Erasmus-Mundus)

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