Mobile Data Collection & Drone Mapping for Post Disaster Relief Teams and NGOs
MapGage helps Disaster Response Teams and NGOs asses
Post Disaster Relief management is progressing rapidly with the emergence of cost-effective drones and mobile geospatial applications used to collect data from the ground. The ‘MapGage Post-Disaster’ solution consists of three integrated product lines:
- a range of off-the-shelf drones, tested with MapGage and easy to setup & fly, able to provide quick damage assessment over large disaster areas
- a mobile geospatial app that allows disaster relief workers to pinpoint affected infrastructure and assets on the ground, assign relief teams to specific areas and track work
- a geospatial web application that combines drone maps, mobile collected disaster records and presents all open tasks, updates and work submitted by relief teams in an easy to understand
This will radically change the way disaster response efforts are conducted in the future. Given the increasing tendency of donors to demand
This data is complemented by ongoing updates by the disaster relief teams on the ground using their mobile geospatial app. Disaster response teams can record all the issues & updates they find as they conduct daily reconnaissance of their assigned areas. Team leaders can assign tasks directly through the geospatial web portal based on records provided by the relief teams on the ground or based on data from the latest drone maps. Drone maps and geospatial disaster records collected via the mobile app complement each other and provide a rapid feedback loop to NGOs, government and donors.
A whole new way of managing post-disaster operations
TRACK POST-DISASTER DAMAGES TO INFRASTRUCTURE WITH CENTIMETRE PRECISION:
Our drag & drop Form Builder allows you to build, distribute and manage customized, lightweight geospatial apps across all mobile devices. All without the need for specialized hardware, software or training. Replace all your paper-based post-disaster evaluation forms and expand it with a powerful location data collection tool. Add photos & videos to your records. Collected accurate near-real-time post-disaster field data that can then be visualized in interactive tables and maps.
MANAGE DISASTER RELIEF TEAMS, GET INSTANT FEEDBACK ON WORK IN PROGRESS:
MapGage mobile forms include powerful status and scheduling options, making them adaptable to any methodology you might apply in managing disaster relief efforts on the ground. Collect records in the field,
GET DETAILED DRONE MAPS SHOWING THE CONDITION OF AFFECTED DISASTER ZONES:
Compare pre- and post-disaster situations of a specific area or town by overlaying your damage assessment data records on satellite maps or drone acquired maps or even cadaster plans. This allows to better understand the context in which your data was collected.
BRINGING GROUND & DRONE DATA TOGETHER… THE MAPGAGE GEOSPATIAL PORTAL FOR DISASTER MANAGEMENT & REPORTING:
Visualize an entire disaster area including satellite, drone and road maps as well as all field records collected by the relief teams on the ground and present them in a shareable, collaborative geospatial portal. Spot patterns, analyze differences and use these insights to make the right decisions. Dispatch your disaster response teams to work on specific cases and have them report back via the mobile app. Manage your teams by adding and removing team members. Create PDF Reports on the fly. Edit your existing forms, create new forms as needed.
WORKS WITH ANY DRONE INCL. OUR COST EFFECTIVE OFF THE SHELF DRONES:
Does your organization fly drones or hire drone pilots to create maps?
IMPORT INFRASTRUCTURE & CADASTER MAPS & USE MOBILE APP TO PINPOINT RELATED DAMAGES:
SHARE MAPS & REPORTS WITH DONORS AND GOVERNMENT AGENCIES TO MAXIMISE EFFICIENCIES:
Any NGO or government agency needs to report their report in order to show what conditions are on the ground and what is being done? Donors want to to be reassured their donations are being put to good use. On the other hand there is a vested interest for government agencies and NGOs to share their data in order to improve relief work efficiencies and conditions on the ground. The MapGage geospatial portal offers a perfect tool to share relevant information on a map as well as sharing the maps themselves. Government agencies can share their latest maps with NGOs while these can share their information from the ground back to government agencies.
HIGH RESOLUTION DRONE MAPS OF A DISASTER ZONE:
COMPARE YOUR DRONE MAPS WITH PRE-DISASTER SATELLITE MAPS:
Drone maps offer a quick way to assess
IDENTIFY & TRACK DAMAGES & TASKS FROM THE GROUND:
ASSIGN RELIEF WORK ORDERS AND DISPATCH RELIEF TEAMS:
Once you have taken stock of the conditions in a disaster area MapGage offers a clear and consistent approach to creating and disseminating tasks and work orders to your relief teams, or other NGOs and agencies. Assign tasks and records to groups and individuals with specific instructions and get detailed information including images, videos and audio records on work
OPERATE YOUR OWN DRONES AND UPLOAD YOUR IMAGES TO START PROCESSING MAPS:
Get external drone operators to capture your course images or fly your own drones.