Disaster Risk Management: Urban Flooding and heatstress

Verlaat, M., Boogaard, F., Kluck, J., van der Meulen, L. & Schoof, G., 12-Jul-2015, Geomatics Workbook: FOSS4G Europe Como 2015. Brovelli, M. A., Minghini, M. & Negretti, M. (eds.). Como: Laboratorio di Geomatica - Politecnico di Milano , Vol. 12. p. 467-470 4 p. 96

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Natural disasters are a growing concern around the globe. In the Netherlands,
water has always played an important role as both friend and enemy. To quickly
analyze and visualise possible disaster outcomes has been really difficult.
In collaboration with engineering company Tauw we improved this modelling
with an interdisciplinary team of GIS experts, High performance computing and
real time visualisation. In a pilot for the city center of Groningen we developed
a 3D version of flooding landscape maps (RUG, 2014) after modelling extreme
rainfall. With a flooding landscape map you can see at a glance where water is
going and where problem areas arise in case of extreme rainfall. Any
municipality or county can thus quickly determine which measures are to be
taken to prevent for example disruption to traffic or flooding damage to
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationGeomatics Workbook
Subtitle of host publicationFOSS4G Europe Como 2015
EditorsMaria Antonia Brovelli, Marco Minghini, Marco Negretti
Place of PublicationComo
PublisherLaboratorio di Geomatica - Politecnico di Milano
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)1591-092X
Publication statusPublished - 12-Jul-2015
EventFOSS4G Europe - Politechnico di Milano, Como, Italy, Italy
Duration: 14-Jul-201517-Jul-2015


ConferenceFOSS4G Europe
CityComo, Italy


FOSS4G Europe


Como, Italy, Italy

Event: Conference


  • GIS, Flood Risk Management, Modelling, 3D visualization

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