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Title: Southern African advanced fire information system
Authors: McFerren, G
Frost, P
Keywords: Advanced fire information system
Electricity transmission lines
Information systems
Crisis response
Crisis management
Issue Date: May-2009
Citation: McFerren, G and Frost, P. 2009. The Southern African advanced fire information system. Proceedings of the 6th International Information Systems for Crisis Response and Management (ISCRAM) Conference, Gothenburg, Sweden, 10-13 May 2009, pp 1-6
Abstract: This paper concerns the development of the South African Advanced Fire Information System (AFIS). Researchers describe a use case of wildfires causing electricity transmission lines to be adversely affected. This use case provided the rationale for investment into a system for detecting and monitoring wildfires. AFIS functionality is described and quantifies its user acceptance and benefits before discussing ongoing research and implementation efforts to allow AFIS to become a standards-compliant, service-oriented system serving the original use case but re-deployable or re-usable by other organisations for similar or alternative purposes. The paper ends with a view of future work that will potentially allow AFIS to reach a wider audience.
Description: Copyright ISCRAM'09. This paper is available online from http://www.iscram.org/ISCRAM2009/papers/
URI: http://www.iscram.org/ISCRAM2009/papers/
ISBN: 978-91-633-4715-3
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ICT for earth observation
General science, engineering & technology

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