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Wednesday 14 November 2001

3D Graphics and Anti-Bio-Terrorism:
A San Diego Perspective

with Dr. David Warner, MD, PhD
Mindtel, LLC

In the summer of 2000 the US Department of Defense staged Operation Strong Angel as the first U. S. military training for a humanitarian mission. At a simulated refugee camp on a volcanic plain on the Big Island of Hawaii, researchers learned that public health issues were the biggest problem they would face in a real mission. Mindtel Corporation of San Diego provided communications and coordination services for this operation.

In the summer of 2001 the Department of Defense embarked on the Magic/Discover project, to learn how to better respond to biological warfare attacks. Again on the Big Island of Hawaii a populace was interviewed by community workers with Palm Pilots, and the resulting information was communicated by wireless to a central database and then visualized. Mindtel Corp. provided hardware and software for this mission.

Since September 11th the company has received contracts from the National Reconnaissance Office (NRO) among others to expand its research into visualizing bio-terrorism threats in San Diego. Dr. David Warner of Mindtel will share some of this weeks-old cutting edge research with us.

NOTE: As a special security precaution all attendees must present drivers license, state or military ID or passport.

Population Details
Adult Males: 100
Adult Females: 102
Child Males: 45
Child Females: 30
Infant Males: 10
Infant Females: 43
Elderly: 41
Single Mothers: 3
Orphans: 5
Shelter Details
Shelter Type: House
Number: 34
Shelter Type: Hut
Number: 56
Crop Details
Crop Name: Wheat
Acreage: 300
Crop Name: Maize
Acreage: 400
Water Source Details
Water Source Type: Well
Daily Yield (Litres): 1000
Water Source Type: Pipe
Daily Yield (Litres): 1000


6:30 - 7:30 PM Social hour

7:30 - 9:00 PM Presentation

Members: free
Digital Design SIG members: $2.50
Non-members: $5.00

Address, Directions & Map

Hacienda Hotel, El Pueblo Room
Juan and Harney, Old Town San Diego, CA
Phone: (619) 298-4707
Parking free in Hacienda Hotel and Acapulco Restaurant garage.

From Qualcomm Stadium: Take I-8 West to Taylor Street exit, take bridge over I-8, turn RIGHT on Taylor Street, turn LEFT on Juan St., go up hill and turn RIGHT into parking garage.

Click here for a Yahoo map
Updated 10/23/01 

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