Grid: A Geographic Raster Image Database to Support Fire Risk Evaluation in Mediterranean Environment
Forest fires, their frequency and intensity are one of the most important agencies of environmental degradation in the Mediterranean. Fire risk mapping is a powerful tool for the prevention of wildfires. The FI.R.E.M.EN. (FIre Risk Evaluation in Mediterranean ENvironment) project, sponsored by the E.E.C.- D.G. XII, purposes to define and develop the prototypal components of a decision support system for fire risk studies in the Mediterranean environment. It combines evaluation of remotely sensed data and geographic information, and by using dynamic modelling of the fire spread.
to retrieve all images concerning an area by simply selecting this area on a map with the mouse;
to retrieve all images “covering” a significant structure on a map (a river, a town, etc.) by selecting its name in a list.
The database architecture is relational and a traditional query environment allows expert users to deeply specify query constraints by expressing SQL queries.
GRID allows also easy communication with the other FI.R.E.M.EN. modules.
KeywordsAuthor Schema Fire Risk Mediterranean Environment Natural Park Geographic Entity
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