A project overview for the development of a light and flexible rapid mapping system for emergency response

Kyoungah Choi, Impyeong Lee, Sung Woong Shin, Kiseok Ahn

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As disasters and accidents due to various natural or artificial causes being increased, the demands for rapid responses for such emergency situations also have been ever-increasing. These emergency responses are required to be not only more intelligent and systematic but also more customized to the individuals in the site for more effective management of the emergency situations. Such requirement can be better fulfilled with the decisions based on the detection of spatial changes acquired rapidly or in real-Time from the sensors on the air. Such airborne sensory data can be effectively acquired by an UAV based rapid mapping system. This presentation introduces an overview of a Korean national project to develop an airborne rapid mapping system. This project is one of a series of projects supported through Korean Land Spatialization Group by Korean government. The overall budget is about 6 million US dollars and the period is about four years. The goal of this project is to develop a light and flexible system to perform rapid mapping for emergency responses. This system consists of two main parts, aerial part and ground part. The aerial part includes a UAV platform mounted with sensors (GPS/IMU/Camera/Laser Scanner/Thermal IR Camera) and sensor supporting modules for sensor integration, data transmission to the ground, data storages and sensor stabilization. The ground part includes three sub-systems with appropriate software, which are a control/receiving/archiving subsystem, a data geo-referencing subsystem, and a spatial information extraction subsystem. As being in an initial stage of this project, we will present an overview of this project, including the preliminary design, work breakdown structures, international collaboration, expected products, market status and prospect, and others.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)915-920
Number of pages6
JournalInternational Archives of the Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing and Spatial Information Sciences - ISPRS Archives
StatePublished - 2008
Event2008 21st ISPRS International Congress for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing - Beijing, China
Duration: 3 Jul 200811 Jul 2008


  • Emergency Response
  • Multi-Sensor System
  • Rapid Mapping
  • Simulation
  • System Design
  • UAV


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