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NBC29 WVIR Charlottesville, VA News, Sports and Weather Short interview showcasing GIS for search and rescue. The reporter only identifies the system as "ArcGIS" but I believe it is Don Ferguson's IGT4SAR.
One of the giants in Bayesian statistics passed away at his home earlier this week, coincidentally at the start of the O'Bayes 250 conference marking the 250th anniversary of the publication of Bayes' paper. Writeup in X'ian's 'Og.
In the summer of 2006, Rick Toman and Dan O'Connor (NewSAR) organized a sweep width experiment and summit called "Detection in the Berkshires" at Mount Greylock in Massachusetts. The data from that experiment has been used in previous blog posts, but hasn't been published independently. Continue reading
MapScore has been updated to include Batch Upload, and fix or improve a number of other features. Continue reading
Article by Don Ferguson on the WiSAR and GIS blog. Nice overview of search planning done in GIS. Stay tuned for some MapScore updates.
The C4ISR Journal had a recent search theory article quoting me along with Larry Stone. Continue reading
My colleagues just published a paper in Euro Journal on Decision Processes, for their special issue on risk management.
Karvetski, C.W, Olson, K.C., Gantz, D.T., Cross, G.A., "Structuring and analyzing competing hypotheses with Bayesian networks for intelligence analysis". Continue reading
Thanks to Mike Goodrich for this RCMP Drone story. In short, the RCMP spotted a stranded driver by using a drone-mounted infrared camera. We hope the FAA soon settles on good regulations for such drone use in the US.
OSARA conference link, with highlights from Ken Chiacchia's talk. Continue reading
When searching for an image for this post, I came across several works by E.B. Banning applying search theory to archaeology: Sweep widths and the detection of artifacts in archaeological survey. (2011) [Science Direct] Detection functions for archaeological survey (2006). … Continue reading