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Annals of Computer Science and Information Systems, Volume 19

Position Papers of the 2019 Federated Conference on Computer Science and Information Systems

Emergency planning and optimizations based on dam break flood risk maps visualized with open source web-GIS tool

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.15439/2019F333

Citation: Position Papers of the 2019 Federated Conference on Computer Science and Information Systems, M. Ganzha, L. Maciaszek, M. Paprzycki (eds). ACSIS, Vol. 19, pages 37 ()

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Abstract. Nowadays technologies are changing every day and with them all services and tools in cases of disaster situations increase. However some sectors such as emergency planning and response are still having difficulties to implement the new technologies. In our paper we will present idea on how new technologies in flood risk mapping visualization can give more options to the first responders and optimize their time for reaction. The test area is located in Armenia, where exist a special dam constructed for mining purposes. It is built in earthquake vulnerable area and we evaluate the risk of dam break at that location. The final results which are flood risk maps are implemented in specially developed open source web-GIS tool. This tool is applicable for decision making in operational room or any other first responder facilities.


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