LeadMe receives: Your info before storm: Address, Radio Freq, and Shelter Addresses. LM accesses NASA satellites snapshot of 2 miles radius around you. Snapshot is saved. Storm day: Assuming you survive, local weather agency sends storm end-time to LM. LM accesses NASA satellite for new 2 mile radius shot. Images are compared to show you likely shelters based on locations of fires, floods, and damage in 2 mile radius. Emergency response located by GPS and path shown to their location.

This project is solving the Image-ine Earth Yesterday and Today challenge.


LeadMe is a technology that speaks to disaster victims by using recent imagery from a satellite before and after a disastrous event. It's assumed that most people will escape the disaster zone, but this is not always the case and is not always feasible for all people or able to completed in time. LeadMe, uses radio broadcasting and connects to devices using mobile data plans to do one of two things: audibly warn the victim of nearby fires, flooded regions, damaged buildings and emergency response teams, or, two, if mobile data is accessible, stream a map of updated fire, flood, and damage data to the victims 2 mile radius every hour. The system will not automatically supply this data, but will start to stream and send it after the user has successfully made a connection by radio/mobile data after the disaster end-time has been submitted. So, if you unfortunately didn't survive and your radio isn't even on, then it will only grab data and send it to those who are trying to survive. However, if a submission was made for your address prior to the storm, and your whereabouts are not confirmed when the storm end-time is sent, then you are considered missing in the rubble and your location is sent to local emergency response teams. This way, response teams can know whether or not people left the storm scene and made it out safely, or were trapped in the storm scene based on them confirming their status after the storm end-time.

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License: W3C License (W3C)

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  • Marquise Rosier
  • David Riusech
  • Jonathan James