Fire Damage Can Be Mapped With New Technology

The Fellowship  |  June 30, 2021

Fires near Gaza Border (Photo: Ilan Assayag)

Writers at the Jerusalem Post report that researchers at Israel’s Ben-Gurion University created an algorithm to help assess fire damage from incendiary devices quickly in times of emergency:

The researchers used the algorithm to map the damage from the recent Operation Guardian of the Walls, and found that approximately 3,200 acres of Israeli lands were burned along the Gaza strip.

The technology is already being used by the European Space Agency, and Israel will now be using it too. It is also useful during peacetime to map fire damage from forest fires or other natural infernos.

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