Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and Models

NRI’s Environmental Geographic Information, Analysis, and Decision-Support System technologies will provide advance data presentation of environmental data merged together in a common extensible web-oriented environment with extensible environmental modeling, analysis and decision support software. Additionally, NRI’s technology could also be structured as a basic “GIS and Spatial Data” spreadsheet, as a plug-in for GIS systems and spreadsheets, and as a plug-in for business information systems (such as those using BIRT) and other data visualization systems. The technology approach provides an opportunity to create de-facto or formal standardized formats for models and data sets, as well as to create “the Excel Spreadsheet” for model-enabled GIS systems.

NRI’s Environmental Geographic Information, Analysis, and Decision-Support System technologies can also be adapted to epidemiology applications for tracking, analyzing, and predicting outbreaks or geographic demographics of disease, food poisoning, tainted product distribution, etc.

NRI’s Environmental Geographic Information, Analysis, and Decision-Support System technologies can allow the co-integration of epidemiological data and models with ecological, travel, transportation, water system, food distribution, energy, and other data sets, permitting new synergies of considerable potential value to a spectrum of local and global needs, concerns, and emergencies.

In addition to traditional data visualization and GIS graphics, NRI approaches in this area can synergistically benefit from NRI’s Data Visualization and Sonification technologies.

NRI is pleased to have hosted five masters-level students as part of the 2012 Carnegie Melon Practicum Summer program as part of the work on this technology.

Issued Patents

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Pending Patents

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Advanced Geographic Information System (GIS) Providing Modeling, Decision Support Visualization, Sonification, Web Interface, Risk Management, Sensitivity Analysis, Sensor Telemetry, Field Video, and Field Audio2010/031851212/817,07406/16/2009
09/02/2009
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Pending Unpublished Applications

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