GIS Support for Flood Rescue

Gengsheng Liang, Darka Mioc, François Anton

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference abstract in proceedingsResearch

    53 Downloads (Pure)


    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 overlay 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.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationIEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium, 2007. IGARSS 2007.
    Publication date2007
    ISBN (Print)978-1-4244-1211-2
    Publication statusPublished - 2007
    Event2007 IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium - Barcelona, Spain
    Duration: 23 Jul 200728 Jul 2007


    Conference2007 IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium
    Internet address


    • flood rescue
    • spatial database
    • GIS


    Dive into the research topics of 'GIS Support for Flood Rescue'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

    Cite this