The earthquakes keep happening around the world. The 7-magnitude earthquakes hit Afghanistan, Burma, Japan, Ecuador, bringing serious damage to those countries.
How can we improve the rescue ability and control the damage after the earthquake? SuperMap iMobile platform has been widely used in earthquake relief with its 6 professional GIS functions.
1. Integration of online and offline maps: Combination of multi-source maps
The strong earthquakes can disconnect communication network and therefore, which makes online maps unavailable.
SuperMap iMobile can access online maps and offline maps stored on the local devices, which depends less on internet, bringing users more smooth experience. In addition, when using offline maps, the types of vector, image and tile data can be chosen.
2. Data collection: Acquire first-hand disaster information
Quickly acquiring information after earthquake can provide vital basis for decision- making process.
SuperMap iMobile provides collection method of ‘Location+Sheet+Multimedia’, which makes on-site data collection more accurate, forward and stereoscopic. The location information can be acquired by satellites or hand drawing, which supports geometry like point, line and polygon. The multimedia data can be collected by audio, picture and video.
3. BeiDou (Compass) short messages: Connection to the earthquake area
The strong earthquakes always lead to disconnection of power and communication, the earthquake area will be isolated with the outside world.
SuperMap iMobile supports BeiDou short message. In the situations of disconnection of communication and power, the BeiDou short message can be used to communicate. In the WenChuan earthquake in 2008, the rescue team used BeiDou short message to communicate and provide disaster information for headquarter.
4. Interconnection: Flexible dispatch
In the earthquake rescue, headquarters need to distribute rescue missions to rescue teams and team members need to share data.
SuperMap iMobile uses message bus technology, realizing multi-terminal collaboration and data distribution, acquiring data from multiple mobile terminals, which greatly improved efficiency.
5. Status labeling: Clearer command
A clearer mission description can improve rescue efficiency.
SuperMap iMobile provides rich line, fill symbols, combining with drawing, doodling functions, allowing command information being expressed quickly and forwardly.
6. Full GIS functions: Essential support for disaster rescue
SuperMap iMobile provides full GIS functions, specifically including: map operations, map measurement, data collection, map editing, spatial analysis, information query, trace collection.
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