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Rapid Damage Assessment and Situation Mapping: Learning from the 2010 Haiti Earthquake

Voigt, Stefan and Schneiderhan, Tobias and Twele, André and Gähler, Monika and Stein, Enrico and Mehl, Harald (2011) Rapid Damage Assessment and Situation Mapping: Learning from the 2010 Haiti Earthquake. Photogrammetric Engineering and Remote Sensing (PE&RS), 77 (9), pp. 923-931. American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing. ISSN 0099-1112.

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Abstract

The paper reports on the activity of the Center for Satellite based Crisis Information (ZKI) of the German Aerospace Center (DLR) in the aftermath of the devastating earthquake in Port-au-Prince, Haiti on 12 January 2010. DLR/ZKI closely coordinated with the European Global Monitoring for Environment and Security (GMES) program and the International Charter Space and Major Disasters. All DLR/ZKI damage maps are based on a specific analysis approach, including pre-processing procedures and visual interpretation on a grid-basis. As the satellite-based mapping response globally was so extensive for this event, problems resulting from the large number and inconsistency of satellite maps generated internationally are addressed. In order to avoid this kind of "mapping challenge" in future the setting-up of an international working group to elaborate global guidelines and cooperation procedures for better coherence of international satellite rapid mapping efforts for extreme events such as the Haiti earthquake is suggested.

Document Type:Article
Title:Rapid Damage Assessment and Situation Mapping: Learning from the 2010 Haiti Earthquake
Authors:
AuthorsInstitution or Email of Authors
Voigt, StefanStefan.Voigt@dlr.de
Schneiderhan, TobiasTobias.Schneiderhan@dlr.de
Twele, Andréandre.twele@dlr.de
Gähler, Monikamonika.gaehler@dlr.de
Stein, Enricoenrico.stein@dlr.de
Mehl, Haraldharald.mehl@dlr.de
Date:September 2011
Journal or Publication Title:Photogrammetric Engineering and Remote Sensing (PE&RS)
Refereed publication:Yes
In SCOPUS:Yes
In ISI Web of Science:Yes
Volume:77
Page Range:pp. 923-931
Publisher:American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing
ISSN:0099-1112
Status:Published
Keywords:satellite based rapid mapping disaster management Haiti 2010 earthquake
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport
HGF - Program:Space
HGF - Program Themes:Earth Observation
DLR - Research area:Raumfahrt
DLR - Program:R EO - Erdbeobachtung
DLR - Research theme (Project):R - Vorhaben Zivile Kriseninformation und Georisiken
Location: Oberpfaffenhofen
Institutes and Institutions:German Remote Sensing Data Center > Civil Crisis Information and Geo Risks
Deposited By: Dr. Stefan Voigt
Deposited On:24 Sep 2012 14:33
Last Modified:22 Apr 2013 13:17

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