IDSC has developed a first-of-its-kind early-detection platform for COVID-19 xsat.idsc.miami.edu that enables local residents to self-report symptoms, and researchers and decision makers to visualize data and identify hot spots. By tracking social media posts, analyzing public health data, and creating an interactive online dashboard, University of Miami researchers, and others, will have the ability to identify new clusters of COVID-19 cases in real time, rather than days or weeks after an outbreak. Read more “xSAT Covid-19 Dashboard”
High Resolution Imaging and High Accuracy Mapping of Informal Cities
More than half the current global population lives in cities. United Nations projections estimate that this number will rise to 70 percent by 2050. About 32% of this current urban population—1 billion people—reside in an urban geography that is often literally off the map, illegal, and generally beyond the reach of government services and infrastructure. In an ongoing collaboration between the IDSC and the School of Architecture, our software engineers are experimenting with tools and techniques for documenting urban informal settlements that will provide a lower barrier of entry to others interested in engaging in similar projects. These tools include software for advanced image analysis and mapping using hand-held mobile devices, as well as autonomous aerial vehicles (aka drones), that allow for a level of detail, ease of use and frequency of observation currently not readily available (at reasonable cost) to these communities.
ORTHOPHOTO: Las Flores Informal Settlement, Barranquilla Colombia | Click here for more detailed photos
“With Pencils and Drones, Architects Put Informal Cities on the Map“ by Robert C. Jones | eVeritas, January 9, 2017
A project to produce a common codebase from which we can draw to develop geospatial applications for smart cities and other applications. Also, a general purpose web-based application. The Vistapolis web-based application is currently under development and will be released soon. Vistapolis code is being used in the development of several current projects, including the planned restoration of The Residency on Harbour Island, Bahamas.
Java, AngularJS (MEAN), leaflet, Apache Solr, PostGIS