Version 3.2 has an animation feature where the potential paths of wildfire are animated using "comet trails" of varying speeds and colors representative of rate of spread and flame length, respectively.
The NASA Europa Challenge deadline has been extended to June 14, 2013. That's welcome news as the additional two weeks lets me finish up some exciting new features. On June 14th, version 3.2 will be released to the public and entered into the NASA Europa Challenge.
The CPS Wildfire Management Tool (WMT) v3.1.2 was released May 4, 2013 and is ready for downloading.
The goal is to display the potential movement of a wildland fire through the terrain on the World Wind virtual globe.
The software will animate fire behavior in wildfires so that firefighting personnel and other decision-makers can easily understand the inherent potential risks and consider various scenarios for intervention.
Firefighters can use this tool to evaluate the escape potential of a prescribed fire, or identify where best to deploy suppression resources to fight a wildfire. ... read more