Geocam: Network of Citizen Disaster Responders-Silicon Valley Campus - Carnegie Mellon University

GeoCam: Sharing Maps with Mobile Devices

Sunday May 22, 2:00 pm, Bldg 23, Rm 211

Trey Smith, Systems Scientist, CMU/NASA Ames

Summary: The GeoCam Project improves disaster responder situation awareness by providing tools for sharing maps, photos, and other data using mobile devices. GeoCam tools have been used at the Haiti earthquake and at major wildfires in California. Example open source apps are GeoCam Lens for sharing geotagged photos and video, GeoCam Track for tracking team member positions, GeoCam Talk for sending geotagged text and voice messages, and GeoCam Cover for managing search coverage. Trey Smith will give an overview presentation about the project.

Presentation slides (.pdf)

About the speaker: Trey Smith is a researcher at CMU Silicon Valley and NASA Ames Research Center, where he leads the GeoCam Disaster Response Project, which aims to improve disaster responder situation awareness with tools for sharing maps, photos, and other data. He also develops tools to support NASA robotic field tests and lunar mapping. He received his Ph.D. in robotics from CMU (Pittsburgh) in 2007.