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The flood risk perception of people living in areas at risk can be a valuable source of information for mitigation and preparedness within disaster management. We apply a method based on sketch maps and questionnaires to capture this flood risk perception during case studies in Santiago de Chile. Results of our study can be found [...]

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Recently a project proposal to the Belmont Forum and NORFACE joint programme Transformations to Sustainability (T2S) call has been accepted. The project “Waterproofing Data” investigates the governance of water-related risks, with a focus on social and cultural aspects of data practices. Typically, data flows up from local levels to scientific “centres of expertise”, and then flood-related [...]

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In our recently published study “Direct local building inundation depth determination in 3-D point clouds from user-generated flood images” we present a new approach for deriving local building inundation depth from ordinary user-generated flood images captured during a flood event. After reconstructing a 3-D scene of the building of interest with close-range photogrammetry (CRP) algorithms, [...]

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some time ago we deployed OpenFloodRiskMap (OFRM) at http://ofrm.geog.uni-heidelberg.de/
OpenFloodRiskMap (OFRM) is a prototype web application to assist decision makers in developing alarm and operation plans for flood risk management. The OFRM hereby provides support in accessing critical infrastructure (CI) information in the OpenStreetMap (OSM) data base and to furthermore add this information to an emergency [...]

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Volunteered Geographic Information (VGI) has emerged as a potential source of geographic information for different domains. Despite the many advantages associated with it, such information lacks of quality assurance, since it is provided by individuals with different motivations and backgrounds. In response to this, several methods have been proposed to assess the quality of volunteered [...]

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We cordially invite any interested person to another public talk in our GIScience colloquium series this monday. The topic is:
Flood risk assessment at the future Mexico City International Airport
Dr. Carolina Ramírez-Núñez / visiting scientist GIScience Heidelberg,
CONACYT, National Council of Science + Technology, Mexico
Date: Mon, June 6, 2016, 14:15 pm,
Location: Heidelberg University, Inst. of Geography, [...]

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A Study on the Twitter usage in the River Elbe Flood of June 2013
In recent years, social media emerged as a potential resource to improve the management of crisis situations such as disasters triggered by natural hazards. Although there is a growing research body concerned with the analysis of the usage of social media [...]

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New project started: OpenFloodRiskMap

Flood emergency planning is a challenging task for many municipalities throughout the world, and particularly in Europe. Not only because there is no common methodology on how to detect the critical infrastructure that must be taking into account in emergency plans, but as well because of the fact that the changing flood-risk situation requires constant [...]

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