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TAD--a new satellite image analysis software tool for the detection of major fires caused by technological accidents

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A new software tool for the detection of major fires caused by technological accidents is described. The objectives are to use real time information provided by satellite images and sophisticated image processing techniques, and to achieve a user friendly operational environment for the detection of fires caused by technological accidents. The software has been coded in JAVA2 language using the concepts of interoperability and object-oriented programming. The paper demonstrates the applicability of the software tool for the detection of a fire caused by a massive explosion in a firework factory.

Document Type: Research Article


Affiliations: 1: Foundation for Research and Technology--Hellas, Institute of Applied Mathematics, Regional Analysis Division, FORTH--IACM, Vassilika Vouton, PO Box 1527, GR-71110, Heraklion, Crete, Greece; e-mail: 2: University of Athens, Department of Applied Physics, Building PHYS-V, Athens, GR-15784, Greece; e-mail:

Publication date: March 1, 2003

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