An Airbus subsidiary has been selected to provide its imagery streaming tool to North CarolinaÂ inÂ support of the state’s emergency response efforts followingÂ Hurricane Matthew.
The company said Wednesday its defense and space unit’s i-cubed subsidiary will also employ itsÂ Geospatial Appliance Targeted for Operational Response device to help deliver six-inch orthorectified images based on data collectedÂ from January throughÂ March 2016 as part of theÂ theÂ 911 Statewide Orthoimagery Program.
GATOR is a portable geospatial server designed to provide humanitarian relief workers, disaster response teams and state officials access to the satelliteÂ data when disconnected, en-route or in remote locations.
Greg Buckman, head of Airbus DS’ intelligence business operations in North America, said the company will utilize itsÂ optical and radar satellites to support the dissemination of data to emergency response teams during naturalÂ disasters such as Hurricane Matthew.
Airbus notedÂ the toolÂ supports the situational awareness of responders by identifying the locations of small electrical utilities and drainage during emergency situations.
Emergency responders can stream data from GATOR through applications compatible with SOAP, REST, WMS and WMTS services, the company added.