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Articles | Volume XLIV-M-2-2020
Int. Arch. Photogramm. Remote Sens. Spatial Inf. Sci., XLIV-M-2-2020, 37–44, 2020
Int. Arch. Photogramm. Remote Sens. Spatial Inf. Sci., XLIV-M-2-2020, 37–44, 2020

  17 Nov 2020

17 Nov 2020


P. Gmelch1, R. Lejano1, E. O’Keeffe2, D. F. Laefer2, C. Drell1, M. Bertolotto3, U. Ofterdinger4, and J. McKinley4 P. Gmelch et al.
  • 1Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development, East Bldg, 239 Greene Street, Floor 6, NY, NY, USA
  • 2Center for Urban Science and Progress and the Department of Civil and Urban Engineering, Tandon School of Engineering, New York University, 370 Jay St., 1301C, Brooklyn, NY, USA
  • 3School of Computer Science, University College Dublin, Belfield, Dublin 4, Ireland
  • 4School of Natural and Built Environment, Queen’s University, Stranmillis Rd, Belfast, BT9 5AG, UK

Keywords: Imagery, Augmented Reality, Virtual Reality, Flood, Risk, Communication

Abstract. Each year, lives are needlessly lost to floods due to residents failing to heed evacuation advisories. Risk communication research suggests that flood warnings need to be more vivid, contextualized, and visualizable, in order to engage the message recipient. This paper makes the case for the development of a low-cost augmented reality tool that enables individuals to visualize, at close range and in three-dimension, their homes, schools, and places of work and worship subjected to flooding (modeled upon a series of federally expected flood hazard levels). This paper also introduces initial tool development in this area and the related data input stream.