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Articles | 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
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

  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.