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SENSUM mobile mapping system testing @ Cologne

SENSUM mobile mapping system testing

20th – 21st February, 2014 Testing of the SENSUM mobile mapping system, Cologne, Germany.

During two days the SENSUM in-situ data capturing tools were tested in Cologne. A previously calculated sample route was followed with the system mounted onto the roof of a car. The sample route has been calculated using a prototype of the SENSUM sampling framework.

The underlying focus map was specifically adjusted to provide information for a multi-hazard (flood and earthquake) risk assessment. Within about 8 hours of data capturing, the system acquired omnidirectional images of the building stock along a route of approximately 100 km. The newly developed data capturing and storage unit performed very well and guaranteed power autonomous data capturing for the whole time.

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SENSUM Study Areas

A novel sampling framework will be developed that guides the in-situ data collection and integration process. Novel in-situ data collection tools (e.g. omni-directional imaging) will be included. Advanced analysis and processing of current and future space-based products will enhance the approach. Uncertainties will be fully considered. Soon-to-be-released space products such as DLR Global Urban Footprint will be validated and their integration with the proposed methodologies explored. Data needs for post-disaster recovery will be addressed within the same framework, resulting in a comprehensive methodological solution to the monitoring of time-varying indicators at multiple spatial scales throughout the disaster cycle.

The consortium of 8 prominent scientific institutions and highly skilled SMEs has considerable experience in their respective fields. Many partners currently collaborate on the Global Earthquake Model Inventory Data Collection Tool (GEM IDCT). The ultimate goal is to produce a multi-resolution time varying indicator monitoring framework that applies to the whole disaster cycle. The framework is intended to· become the de-facto standard for future mapping of vulnerabilities.


Co-funded by the European Commission under FP7 (Seventh Framework Programme)
THEME [SPA.2012.1.1-04] Support to emergency response management - Grant agreement no: 312972

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