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A GIS-based 3D visual simulation system for flood protection
Author(s): Jie Huang; Renyi Liu; Nan Liu; Yan Zhu
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Paper Abstract

Geographic Information Systems (GIS) are used to store, manipulate and visualize both spatial and non-spatial data. Because of their data manipulating capabilities, GIS have been recognized as a powerful tool to integrate and analyze data the context of flood management. To provide decision-relevant information supporting planning and management, GIS are integrated with hydrological models for scenario analysis and optimization tasks. However, with the aid of three-dimensional (3D) visualization technology, users can understand the spatial phenomenon deeply. This paper develops a system for regional scale flood prediction and protecting that integrates GIS, hydrological models, and 3D visualization. The well-known HEC models and self-develop models were used to compute flooded areas and estimation flood loss. The 3D virtual environment is accomplished by self-developed 3D graph engine. This approach provides a very useful tool, not only for flood policy formulation and floodplain management but also very appropriate for individual and institutional decision making processes.

Paper Details

Date Published: 28 October 2006
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 6421, Geoinformatics 2006: Geospatial Information Technology, 64210B (28 October 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.712631
Show Author Affiliations
Jie Huang, Zhejiang Univ. (China)
Renyi Liu, Zhejiang Univ. (China)
Nan Liu, Zhejiang Univ. (China)
Yan Zhu, Taizhou Municipal Land Administration Bureau (China)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6421:
Geoinformatics 2006: Geospatial Information Technology
Huayi Wu; Qing Zhu, Editor(s)

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