Volume XL-1/W1
Int. Arch. Photogramm. Remote Sens. Spatial Inf. Sci., XL-1/W1, 245-246, 2013
https://doi.org/10.5194/isprsarchives-XL-1-W1-245-2013
© Author(s) 2013. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License.
Int. Arch. Photogramm. Remote Sens. Spatial Inf. Sci., XL-1/W1, 245-246, 2013
https://doi.org/10.5194/isprsarchives-XL-1-W1-245-2013
© Author(s) 2013. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License.

  02 May 2013

02 May 2013

OPERATIONAL SAR DATA PROCESSING IN GIS ENVIRONMENTS FOR RAPID DISASTER MAPPING

A. Meroni and T. Bahr A. Meroni and T. Bahr
  • Exelis Visual Information Solutions, Concorezzo, Italy
  • Exelis Visual Information Solutions GmbH, Gilching, Germany

Keywords: Public Safety, Disaster Mapping, Change Detection, SAR, Model, COSMO-SkyMed, SARscape, ArcGIS®, IDL

Abstract. Having access to SAR data can be highly important and critical especially for disaster mapping. Updating a GIS with contemporary information from SAR data allows to deliver a reliable set of geospatial information to advance civilian operations, e.g. search and rescue missions. Therefore, we present in this paper the operational processing of SAR data within a GIS environment for rapid disaster mapping. This is exemplified by the November 2010 flash flood in the Veneto region, Italy. A series of COSMO-SkyMed acquisitions was processed in ArcGIS® using a single-sensor, multi-mode, multi-temporal approach. The relevant processing steps were combined using the ArcGIS ModelBuilder to create a new model for rapid disaster mapping in ArcGIS, which can be accessed both via a desktop and a server environment.