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A GIS-based approach for comparative analysis of potential fire risk assessment
Author(s): Ying Sun; Lieqiu Hu; Huiping Liu
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Paper Abstract

Urban fires are one of the most important sources of property loss and human casualty and therefore it is necessary to assess the potential fire risk with consideration of urban community safety. Two evaluation models are proposed, both of which are integrated with GIS. One is the single factor model concerning the accessibility of fire passage and the other is grey clustering approach based on the multifactor system. In the latter model, fourteen factors are introduced and divided into four categories involving security management, evacuation facility, construction resistance and fire fighting capability. A case study on campus of Beijing Normal University is presented to express the potential risk assessment models in details. A comparative analysis of the two models is carried out to validate the accuracy. The results are approximately consistent with each other. Moreover, modeling with GIS promotes the efficiency the potential risk assessment.

Paper Details

Date Published: 7 August 2007
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 6754, Geoinformatics 2007: Geospatial Information Technology and Applications, 67540Y (7 August 2007); doi: 10.1117/12.764645
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Ying Sun, Beijing Normal Univ. (China)
Lieqiu Hu, Beijing Normal Univ. (China)
Huiping Liu, Beijing Normal Univ. (China)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6754:
Geoinformatics 2007: Geospatial Information Technology and Applications

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