Emxsys is the home two software applications: Emergency Management Geomatics (EMG) and the CPS Wildfire Management Tool (WMT).
EMG is an application framework for geomatics. Geomatics is the discipline of gathering, storing, processing, and delivering geographic information, or spatially referenced information. WMT is built from EMG through the use of plugins that use EMG's GIS and fire behavior interfaces.
WMT is a visualization tool for wildland fire behavior students, instructors and tacticians. The purpose of this tool is to provide an analysis of a potential fire behavior and to visualize the areas of risk and/or opportunity. The project is an effort to enhance the class room training of both wildland firefighters and fire behavior analysts, and to provide useful output on active wildland fires as well as historical fires.
WMT is based on the work and training material developed by Doug Campbell and augmented by Marc Castellnou. The following is a summary of Doug's work:
The program's fireground analysis logic leverages the BEHAVE algorithms of Rothermel and Albini, as well as the study of Uncertainty Propagation in Wildland Fire Behavior Modeling by Andreas Bachmann. Thanks to Andi Bachmann for contributing his Behave java classes.
The 3D visualization features leverage the NASA WorldWind Java SDK and the VisAD SDK.
There are several ways that you can participate in the Emxsys project:
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You can start using the Wildfire Management Tool (WMT) by simply downloading it and installing it. There are versions available for the Windows, Mac, and Linux operating systems.
You must have Java 7 installed on your computer.
The public releases of WMT are hosted on Sourceforge.net.
Sourceforge was selected for its high visibility and up-time. It's an advertising sponsored site, so be careful not to accidentally click on a download advertisement when you mean to download the WMT software.
Simply run the WMT-x.x.x_setup.exe program.
Using the Finder, copy the WMT app from the WMT-x.x.x.dmg file to the Applications folder or the desktop.
Warning - could not install some modules: Emxsys - License - The module org.netbeans.core/ide/1 was needed and not found.
WMT can't be opened because its from an unidentified developer. Your security settings allow installations of only apps from the App Store and identified developers.
Here are the steps to override your security settings and open the app anyway:
The app will be stored as an exception to your security settings, and you will be able to open it in the future without warnings.
WMT-x.x.x.zip : Zip image (no installer) for Linux
Tutorials for using the Wildfire Management Tool and/or the Emergency Management Geomatics (EMG)
Instructions and guidelines for building the software