I. Setiawan, A.R. Mahmud, and S. Mansor (Malaysia)
Virtual Reality Geographic Information System, Remote Sensing, Forest Fire Hazard.
It is vital that forest fire hazard levels
be generated in order to understand the spatiality of fire
hazards and enable distribution of the minimal dynamic
resources in a balanced manner. Although fire hazard
cannot be avoided totally, they can be studied within the
spatial context for better preparedness and mitigation.
High resolution satellite data combined with low
resolution satellite images such as NOAA-AVHRR
offer possibilities as an input for GIS to monitor and
predict forest fires hazard in term of fire risk model.
VRGIS can be used to model, map and simulate the
spread of a fire and determine its intensity. Remote
sensing provides also capabilities for detecting new
wildfire starts, monitoring ongoing active wildfires,
and, in conjunction with fire-weather forecasts,
providing an early warning tool for escalating, extreme
wildfire events. By combining the both technology, the
fire risk area, the direction of fire, distance of burned
area and rate of spread of these hazards can be predicted
also simulated as early warning system for long-term
fire management planning and effective suppression