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Bill St. Arnaud is a R&E Network and Green IT consultant who works with clients on a variety of subjects such as the next generation research and education and Internet networks. He also works with clients to develop practical solutions to reduce GHG emissions such as free broadband and dynamiccharging of eVehicles (See http://green-broadband.blogspot.com/) . View my complete profile

Wednesday, May 2, 2007

Cyber-Infrastructure, Platforms, grids & web services for emergency response

[The Open GeoSpatial Forum - www.opengeospatial.org - has a great video and web site demonstrating the use of cyber-infrastructure - platform technologies such as web services, workflows, grids and networks for emergency response applications. They have deployed a test bed demonstrating the use of these tools in response to chemical warehouse fire in the San Diego area. I highly recommend anyone interested in attending CANARIE's Platforms workshop to visit this site and watch the video. It will give you a good overall view of the type of middleware platforms we are looking to fund and deploy under the upcoming CANARIE network enabled platforms program. Thanks to Steve Liang for this pointer -- BSA]

http://sensorweb.geoict.net/

And here is an multimedia (flash) of the demo:
http://www.opengeospatial.org/pub/www/ows3/index.html

This is a movie of a Sensor Web for a disaster management application. http://sensorweb.geoict.net/Assets/SWEClient_004.avi