On Thursday, July 23, Depiction, Inc. will be hosting a special webinar, as Navy Captain Kim Buike (ret.) presents “Scenario Depictions: Wildfires, Flooding and Security.” In advance of the webinar, Depiction has released a web video demonstrating an example of a flooding scenario using the software. In the video, Captain Buike demonstrates the flooding that would result in California’s Central Valley from an earthquake that destroys the levee system holding back water from the agricultural land.
During the July 23, Captain Buike will be demonstrating the ways that Depiction users can build their own depictions of simulated natural disasters and other scenarios. The webinar will specifically demonstrate:
- A depiction of a 15-foot storm surge devastating Washington, D.C. after traveling up the Potomac River, based on an actual event that happened in 1933, when the Chesapeake-Potomac Hurricane sent surge of 11.3 feet into the capitol;
- An interactive depiction of a hypothetical security scenario at the 2010 Winter Olympic Games; webinar attendees will be able to contribute live to the unfolding scenario;
· A demonstration of maintaining situational awareness during wildfire events and how Depiction can dynamically change evacuation routes, using a scenario set in San Diego county.
Depiction allows everyday users to combine data and images both from online sources and their own computer, creating dynamic, interactive maps and simulations. These “depictions” can be saved, stored emailed and used–even offline. Visit the Depiction website today to download Depiction’s free 30-day trial, to check out example scenarios for applications such as sharing situational awareness, or to develop your own scenarios.
Note, on August 1, 2009 the price of the Depiction software will be rising to $199 – See more details here