Live 3D mapping of wildfires

Apps & tools


Ben Newmark, Chris Kirven, Jordan Hollands, Vicki Crowley


Stephen Guerin


Simtable LLC

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Our project aimed to help our sponsor, Simtable LLC, bring real-time visual communication to fire personnel. Simtable LLC is developing a software called LiveTexture, which will collect imagery of wildfires from several sources and generate a three dimensional (3D) model of the situation. The technology will enable firefighters to view and annotate 3D maps and exchange information in real time. We researched the limitations of current wildfire management communications systems, and interviewed wildfire response personnel to determine the functions their jobs require. The end result of our project included non-functional mock-up user interfaces that visually outlined how users will interact with LiveTexture to more efficiently reach their goals.