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City receives public safety federal award
City receives public safety federal award
Posted on 10/16/2018
The City of Memphis has been awarded the Point Cloud City grant from the NIST Public Safety Innovation Accelerator Program for the Map901: Building Rich Interior Hazard Maps for First Responders proposal. The City is one of three award recipients and will receive more than half of the $750,000 awarded.

The City will be partnering with the University of Memphis to survey 1.86 million square feet of indoor space across seven facilities including Pink Palace, Benjamin L. Hooks Central Library, Wilder Tower (University of Memphis), FedEx Institute of Technology, Hickory Hill Community Center, National Civil Rights Museum, and AutoZone Liberty Bowl Stadium.

The main source of data is an array of three-dimensional vectors commonly referred to as a point cloud. Each point generated is a reflection of the light information from the LiDAR device based on the time of the beam. Using the data collected, the City will develop a 3D visualization application for first responders. The results will be shared to accelerate research related to indoor mapping for public safety use cases.

The initial surveying and data processing of the sites will begin in November.  

Click here to learn more about the program.
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