GIS support for flood rescue

Gengsheng Liang, Darka Mioc, Anton Francois
2007 2007 IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium  
Under flood events, the ground traffic is blocked in and around the flooded area due to damages to roads and bridges. The traditional transportation network may not always help people to make a right decision for evacuation. In order to provide dynamic road information needed for flood rescue, we developed an adaptive web-based transportation network application using Oracle technology. Moreover, the geographic relationships between the road network and flood areas are taken into account. The
more » ... erlay between the road network and flood polygons is computed on the fly. This application allows users to retrieve the shortest and safest route in Fredericton road network during flood event. It enables users to make a timely decision for flood rescue. We are using Oracle Spatial to deal with emergency situations that can be applied to other constrained network applications as well.
doi:10.1109/igarss.2007.4423474 dblp:conf/igarss/LiangMA07 fatcat:vubbfuu3y5h7zbqvlmmuvi64su