Jason Frank films himself and fellow team members David Resseguie, Tim Garvin, and Ashley Dailey in this riveting (or use your own cliche word) behind-the-scenes look at Sensorpedia. Enjoy.
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Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) has been actively involved in research to formalize the engineering principles and best practices behind emerging Web 2.0 concepts. These concepts are used to solve real-time data-sharing problems for national security and defense, public health and safety, environmental and infrastructure awareness, and emergency preparedness and response. The popularity of Web 2.0 and social media sometimes disguises the profound change that is occurring in the way we share information. The emergence of social media, in particular, signifies a major democratization of the way we get and share information.
As the use of Web sites such as Facebook, YouTube, Wikipedia, and Twitter grows, first responders, public safety officials, and researchers are implementing their own homegrown solutions using these social networking Web sites to share data and collaborate with other users.
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Sensorpedia connects sensors composed of various standards through a Wikipedia-like platform with three important distinctions: links to near-real-time, streaming data; support of interactive mashups; and restriction of authorship to approved personnel. Nearly all types of sensors are targeted for inclusion: smoke detectors, intrusion alarms, weather sensors, video cameras, cell phones, global positioning systems, seismic sensors, acoustic sensors, chemical sensors, radiological sensors, pressure gauges, medical instrumentation, telemetry systems, home security systems and alarms.
The richness of the data connected from the sensors together could give powerful early warning of disasters, improving our nation’s preparedness, security and emergency response. Currently, this sensor data is disparate, reported to diverse entities or not reported at all, forming an incomplete picture of the environment. With Sensorpedia, Local, state, and federal public safety officials, intelligence analysts and planners, and emergency response workers can tap into centralized sensor information to better connect the dots and inform their planning and decisionmaking.