HoleDigger 2.0 has received the following awards and nominations. Way to go!
Because we can HELP fighting forest Fire
Forest fire have been turning millions of hectares to ashes & producing tones of CO2; Taking hundreds of human lives and destroying the natural environment
Hole Diggers’ solution:
If the forest is not covered by surveillance camera and in case people around notice something that might begin a fire the users can signal the event through a very simple app (just capture the picture and send it) the system will extract the GPS coordination from the pictures and launch drones to analyze the sites.
Via Image processing, (our smart detection algorithm based on an existing one with artificial neural network technique features added to increase the rate of detections and decrease the time).
We identify the beginning of the fire, its severity, using weather API (Yahoo or NASA )& DATA about the forest (type of tree/plants ..) ,can show us where fire is spreading or might spread.
Therefore, the system propose checkpoints (Rescue Zone) and the best strategy to extinguish the fire.
the app is connected to mapping system itself will notify (denpends on the fire danger level : if it was like a barbecue we just notify the nearest, fireman or forest-gard and if it’s dangerous we notify all including people aroun eventhough send a call in FM/AM Radio to make sure that everyone around the fire is well informed.
Moreover, calculates the most possible paths (Safe & Short) for rescue.
People around can share data (live picture of the fire) with the system.
In addition, the system can provide real time data to be shared in dedicated platform where people can integrate our API to provide a real time and full cover of forest fire around the world with real picture & real estate
We can execute the app on any medium whether it was surveillance camera or a drone camera.
SpaceApps is a NASA incubator innovation program.