Damage assessment of the urban environment during disasters using volunteered geographic information

Carolynne Hultquist, Elena Sava, Guido Cervone, Nigel Waters

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Abstract

This chapter discusses the fusion of VGI, primarily textual posts from Twitter, ground photographs from Flickr and radiological measurements from Safecast Geiger counters, with remote sensing data, mainly aerial photographs that were collected from a Falcon Unmanned Aerial Vehicle and Civil Air Patrol airplanes, as well as several high-resolution satellite images. Three different test cases are discussed that leverage data fusion to determine damage assessment in near real time, and its subsequent mitigation and recovery. These case studies include the September 2013 Colorado Flood, the March 2011 Japanese Fukushima nuclear disaster, and the October 2012 landfall of Hurricane Sandy in New Jersey.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationBig Data for Regional Science
PublisherTaylor and Francis
Pages214-228
Number of pages15
ISBN (Electronic)9781351983266
ISBN (Print)9781138282186
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2017

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Economics, Econometrics and Finance(all)
  • Business, Management and Accounting(all)

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