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Development of a spatial decision support system for flood risk management in Brazil that combines volunteered geographic information with wireless sensor networks

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Autor(es):
Horita, Flavio E. A. [1] ; de Albuquerque, Joao Porto [1] ; Degrossi, Livia C. [1] ; Mendiondo, Eduardo M. [2, 3] ; Ueyama, Jo [1, 4]
Número total de Autores: 5
Afiliação do(s) autor(es):
[1] Univ Sao Paulo, ICMC USP, Inst Math & Comp Sci, Sao Carlos, SP - Brazil
[2] Univ Sao Paulo, EESC USP, Sao Carlos Sch Engn, Sao Carlos, SP - Brazil
[3] CEMADEN MCTI, Minist Sci Tech & Innovat, Brazilian Ctr Monitoring & Early Warning Nat Disa, Sao Jose Dos Campos, SP - Brazil
[4] Heidelberg Univ, Dept Geog, GI Sci Grp, D-69115 Heidelberg - Germany
Número total de Afiliações: 4
Tipo de documento: Artigo Científico
Fonte: Computers & Geosciences; v. 80, p. 84-94, JUL 2015.
Citações Web of Science: 37
Resumo

Effective flood risk management requires updated information to ensure that the correct decisions can be made. This can be provided by Wireless Sensor Networks (WSN) which are a low-cost means of collecting updated information about rivers. Another valuable resource is Volunteered Geographic Information (VGI) which is a comparatively new means of improving the coverage of monitored areas because it is able to supply supplementary information to the WSN and thus support decision-making in flood risk management. However, there still remains the problem of how to combine WSN data with VGI. In this paper, an attempt is made to investigate AGORA-DS, which is a Spatial Decision Support System (SDSS) that is able to make flood risk management more effective by combining these data sources, i.e. WSN with VGI. This approach is built over a conceptual model that complies with the interoperable standards laid down by the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) - e.g. Sensor Observation Service (SOS) and Web Feature Service (WFS) - and seeks to combine and present unified information in a web-based decision support tool. This work was deployed in a real scenario of flood risk management in the town of So Carlos in Brazil. The evidence obtained from this deployment confirmed that interoperable standards can support the integration of data from distinct data sources. In addition, they also shqw that VG! is able to provide information about areas of the river basin which lack data since there is no appropriate station in the area. Hence it provides a valuable support for the WSN data. It can thus be concluded that AGORA-DS is able to combine information provided by WSN and VGI, and provide useful information for supporting flood risk management. (C) 2015 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved. (AU)

Processo FAPESP: 12/18675-1 - AGORA: uma arquitetura geoespacial aberta e colaborativa para construir resiliência contra desastres e impactos das mudanças climáticas em comunidades vulneráveis
Beneficiário:João Porto de Albuquerque
Linha de fomento: Bolsas no Exterior - Pesquisa
Processo FAPESP: 08/58161-1 - Assessment of impacts and vulnerability to climate change in Brazil and strategies for adaptation option
Beneficiário:Jose Antonio Marengo Orsini
Linha de fomento: Auxílio à Pesquisa - Programa de Pesquisa sobre Mudanças Climáticas Globais - Temático
Processo FAPESP: 12/22550-0 - Explorando a abordagem sensor web e o sensoriamento participatório no monitoramento de rios urbanos
Beneficiário:Jó Ueyama
Linha de fomento: Auxílio à Pesquisa - Regular