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LandScan Server


Problem Statement:

  • Provide on-demand population counts for specified polygon area.

Technical Approach:

  • Implemented ReSTful Web service wrapping the PopLib/LandScan counting library developed for DTRA.  The parameter is an input polygon, and the result is the popoulation count, area, and density.
  • Developed native Android app and HTML 5 Web application for iPhones and iPads.

Benefit:

  • Network-centric, easily integrated capability for on-demand population counts.
  • Easy-to-use mobile apps for interactive polygon creation and count calculation.
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