Production of semi real time media-GIS contents using MODIS imagery

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Perera, Kithsiri. 2010. "Production of semi real time media-GIS contents using MODIS imagery." Queensland Surveying and Spatial Conference 2010 (QSSC 2010). Brisbane, Australia 01 - 03 Sep 2010 Brisbane, Australia.
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Production of semi real time media-GIS contents using MODIS imagery

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AuthorPerera, Kithsiri
Journal or Proceedings TitleProceedings of the 2010 Queensland Surveying and Spatial Conference (QSSC2010)
Number of Pages15
Year2010
Place of PublicationBrisbane, Australia
Web Address (URL) of Paperhttp://www.spatialsciences.org/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=564&Itemid=381
Conference/EventQueensland Surveying and Spatial Conference 2010 (QSSC 2010)
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Queensland Surveying and Spatial Conference 2010 (QSSC 2010)
Event Date
01 to end of 03 Sep 2010
Event Location
Brisbane, Australia
Abstract

[Abstract]:
Delivering environmental disaster information, swiftly, attractively, meaningfully, and accurately, to public is becoming a competitive task among spatial data visualizing experts. Basically, the data visualization process has to follow basics of spatial data visualization to maintain the academic quality and the spatial accuracy of the content. Here, “Media-GIS”, can be promoted as a one of the latest sub-forms of GIS, which targets mass media. Under Media-GIS, “Present” or the fist component of three roles of data visualization takes the major workload compare to other two, “Analysis” and “Explore”. When present contents, optimizing the main graphical variables like, size, value, texture, hue, orientation, and shape, is vital with regard to the target market (age group, social group) and the medium (print, TV, WEB, mobile). This study emphasizes on application of freely available MODIS true colour images to produce near real time contents on environmental disasters, while minimizing the production cost. With the brake of first news of a significant environmental disaster, relevant MODIS (250m) images can be extracted in GeoTIFF and KLM (Keyhole Markup Language) formats from MODIS website. This original KML file can be overlayed on Google Earth, to collect more spatial information of the disaster site. Then, in ArcGIS environment, GeoTIFF file can be transferred into Photoshop for production of the graphics of the target spot. This media-friendly Photoshop file can be used as an independent content without geo-references or imported into ArcGIS to convert into KLM format, which has geo-references. The KLM file, which is graphically enhanced content with extra information on environmental disaster, can be used in TV and WEB through Google Earth. Also, sub productions can be directed into print and mobile contents. If the data processing can be automated, system will be able to produce media contents in a faster manner. A case study on the recent undersea oil spill occurred in Gulf of Mexico included in the report to highlight main aspects discussed in the methodology.

Keywordsmedia-GIS, MODIS, semi real time, spatial data visualization, mobile contents
ANZSRC Field of Research 2020401301. Cartography and digital mapping
401304. Photogrammetry and remote sensing
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Byline AffiliationsDepartment of Surveying and Land Information
Institution of OriginUniversity of Southern Queensland
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