The Mid-American Geospatial Information Center (MAGIC) at the University of Texas at Austin’s Center for Space Research (CSR) is a repository of remote sensing data used to provide support for disaster response by providing vital information. “We know the typical suite of products that responders need in the field and have been developing those using satellite imagery, and more recently, aerial imagery,” says MAGIC’s Gordon Wells. After the recent earthquake in Haiti, MAGIC has served as one of the main thoroughfares in the flow of information to help emergency operators in the region. Working with the Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC) since the disaster struck, MAGIC has produced, organized, and distributed data to scientists and responders. “We’re refining the geospatial data so that the field teams can use the imagery effectively during their field traverses,” Wells says. The MAGIC team also is helping Purdue University and University of Texas researchers study the nature of the earthquake itself. CSR depends on TACC for cyberinfrastructure, information technology, and computing expertise.
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