TITLE

Images Help Rebuild

AUTHOR(S)
Herring, Chuck
PUB. DATE
August 2005
SOURCE
Planning;Aug/Sep2005, Vol. 71 Issue 8, p6
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article focuses on the relief activities of a rescue team in Banda Aceh, Indonesia, where an estimated 128,000 people died during the December 2004 tsunami. After the tsunami, San Diego State University's Visualization Center quickly assembled a relief team consisting of two adjunct faculty members, Eric Rasmussen and David Warner. Both are world-renowned medical doctors with extensive experience in using technology to establish refugee camps and assist humanitarian efforts. They traveled to Banda Aceh in January to assess the damage and establish medical facilities and reachback. To understand the community's historical and future needs, the relief team gathered information about Banda Aceh's physical makeup. They interviewed locals for a firsthand perspective, and, since no accurate maps of the damaged region existed, analyzed before-and-after satellite imagery for a visual layout of the land. The before images, collected in June 2003, served as a map to help the team navigate Banda Aceh's geography and understand the area's prior landscape.
ACCESSION #
18020463

 

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