Using HazMapper Tools To Visualize and Interrogate Natural Hazards Reconnaissance Data

January 24, 2023 | 3:30-5:00pm CT

About the Webinar

DesignSafe and the RAPID Facility have been improving tools for field collection, archiving, publishing, visualizing, and interrogating natural hazards reconnaissance data. This webinar will provide the opportunity to interact with field collected data sets in the DesignSafe HazMapper 2.0 web-based viewer.The RAPID Facility has developed workflows that prepare HazMapper maps of data collected in RAPID supported reconnaissance missions to help users visualize, understand and ultimately publish the field collected data sets. Attendees of the webinar will learn how to access projects and import data to HazMapper, learn about the powerful resources that are available to visualize 3D point cloud models, and interact with maps produced for previous RAPID reconnaissance.

The webinar and training will feature a hands-on component where attendees will, in real-time, generate HazMapper maps of collected reconnaissance data and interrogate a 3D point cloud in DesignSafe’s Potree portal. The hands-on component requires an active DesignSafe user ID. Please register early so that the instructors can provide access to data ahead of time.

 

Instructors

Karen Dedinsky, MS: Karen has her MS in Geospatial Data Science from Penn State. She is located at the RAPID headquarters at the University of Washington and is the Data Processing Specialist for the facility. She is the RAPID Facility’s lead in processing data collected with its facility equipment. She has developed geospatial data sets for numerous RAPID projects, including the development of registered 3D point clouds from lidar and using SfM from images. She assists RAPID users in data curation and publication as well training users in the processing of geospatial data and the development of 3D models. She has also participated in several natural hazard reconnaissance missions.

Jeffrey Berman, Ph.D.: Jeff is a Professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Washington whose research is in structural and earthquake engineering. He serves as the RAPID Facility’s Operations Director and has participated in numerous natural hazards reconnaissance missions. He has used RAPID collected geospatial data in his research, including 3D point data of damaged buildings derived from lidar and images.

Joseph Wartman, Ph.D.: Joe is a Professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Washington whose research is geotechnical engineering. He serves as the RAPID Facility’s Director and has led numerous natural hazards reconnaissance missions. He is a leader in using geospatial data to under complex geotechnical engineering phenomena, including the use of 3D models derived from lidar and images.

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