Remote Rapid Visual Screening

Remote Rapid Visual Screening (RRVS) Tool allows for the visualization and analysis of the captured images in an offline procedure. For instance, a desk operator can easily use the GIS-based software tool (see Fig. 1 and Fig. 2) to extract in a standardized way geo referenced features of interest for a sampled set of buildings.

A geographic multi-temporal and multi-resolution database is powering the data storage and management back-end. The data collected from the interpretation of omnidirectional image streams are inserted and modified via an adjustable GIS-based data entry mask, for further processing and interpretation. The database implements an open, flexible and globally adjusted building taxonomy based upon the Global Earthquake Model (GEM) standards. Extensions are available, or can be implemented for multi-hazard exposure assessment (earthquake, floods, landslides).

Figure 1: RRVS desktop-based system for omnidirectional image data analysis.

Figure 2: GIS-based data entry form. The interface and the according database structure that holds the captured data can be easily modified according to the parameters of interest. In this case the GEM Building Taxonomy is used to characterise the exposed buildings.

RRVS demo video from Sensum project on Vimeo.