Workshop #1: Using the aerial images for building spherical models
Tuesday, November 5th, 2012, 4-5:45PM
Trainer: Chris Hepp (APDER) is a medical Doctor with a Master in Humanitarian Assistance and a Master in Health Policy Planning and Finance. He has worked for NGOs, various United Nations Agencies, European Commission (ECHO) and for the International Red Cross mainly in Coordination and Planning and lecturing occasionally Humanitarian Affairs in the University of Barcelona. Chris made his first experience with mapping and rudimentary GIS in 1996. In 2010 Chris was one of the founders of APDER which is a small non-profit – NGO specialized in supporting Coordination and Planning processes with visual Information in Disasters, Emergencies and Recovery, thus focusing on low cost – high tech application tailored for developing countries. In 2012 APDER made the first field test in Haiti. The results and experiences of this mission will be subject of this workshop.
Objective: creation of an AIR Panoramic Photo to use in other softwares and to create and upload spherical models on an Internet platform.
Audience: This workshop is aimed to a public of humanitarian professionals, with or without previous experience in mapping and aerial images. Participants are supposed to attend the previous roundtable on new aerial images technologies.
Participants must bring their own laptops to attend this workshop (PC with an Windows OS XP or higher; there are options for Mac users, consult the ICE Forum) and install the following softwares:
1. Stitching aerial photos from the balloon demonstration to create an AIR Panoramic Photo (AIRPANO)
a. Extract parts of the image to use with other programs/applications
b. Be able to use theAIR Panoramic Photos to upload as Spherical Models
2. Building Spherical Models (SM)
a. Upload the AIR Panos on an Internet platform and establish “Hotspots” in the Spherical Model
b. Define Hotspots within the Spherical Model
c. Upload a Composite Spherical Model or a synthed Spherical Model – if there is enough time
At the end of the workshop, the participants understand how to use aerial photos for supporting coordination and planning processes such as informing decision making in Disaster, Emergency and other situations with visual information.
Example of a Spherical Model from the APDER Mission in Haiti:
(fast internet connection required!)
Workshop result: Chambéry spherical model