Delimitation of the Wildland-Urban Interface and risk of fire

13 November, 2017 | by Alba
Disaster Risk

This work applies methods based on Geographic Information Technologies (TIG) For the cartographic definition of these spaces at different scales. The goal is to Test official and public standardized Geographic information resources (Web services, remote sensing and LIDAR images of data infrastructures)

Wildland‐Urban Interface (W‐UI) identifies areas with new territorial dynamics, forest areas bordering residential and mixed uses. The arrival of new residents from urban environment to these places, enhances the risk arising from the inevitable cultural change.

Wildfires show the problem, its control is complicated in these areas, reaching serious consequences of economic value and loss of life. The establishment of the zones (W‐UIZ) is vital in the work prevention and risk management.

Based on Geographic Information Technologies methods will be used for cartographic definition of these areas, at different scales. Resources Geographic Information, officers and public normalized will be tested (web services, remote sensing and LIDAR from Spatial Data Infrastructure (SDI), using GIS‐based free and open‐source software, in order to evaluate the advantages of its use.

9 September 2016
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