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Gran Canaria implements a 3D simulator using GIS systems to improve forest fire management


MADRID, Aug 2 (Portaltic/EP) –

The Cabildo of Gran Canaria has implemented a 3D simulator of forest fires by scanner that uses Geographic Information Systems (GIS) control forest fires.

Currently, this region, like Galicia, Castile and León, Asturias, Navarra or Extremadura, is on alert due to high temperatures and is considered one of the regions most affected by these natural disasters.

To mitigate its effects and as part of its initiative ALERT GREAT, the Cabildo de Gran Canaria has implemented a 3D forest fire simulator using the GIS system analyze data in real time.

This allows you to anticipate how the fire will behave, which areas it will reach, how it will move and when the fire can break out in order to act accordingly.

This simulator was developed by Tecnosilva with the Esri ArcGIS technology, Company dedicated to “site intelligence” that enables the collected information to be analyzed from a spatial perspective, mapped, investigated and agile firefighting decisions made.

This system enables the daily calculation of fire risks through automatic simulations of possible forest fire scenarios.

This information can be seen not only in the 3D simulator, but also may be distributed in other formats (geographical “datasets”, tables, etc.) to perform multiple assessments of the scenarios based on different parameters.

As Esri reminded Europa Press in a press release, since January 1, 2022, the simulator has performed 69,4445 automated simulations for a total of 556,540 simulated hours. The results show that 4,798,202 hectares were burned and 58,549 buildings were affected.


Source europapress.es

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