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Civil-Comp Proceedings
ISSN 1759-3433
CCP: 109
PROCEEDINGS OF THE FOURTH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON SOFT COMPUTING TECHNOLOGY IN CIVIL, STRUCTURAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING
Edited by: Y. Tsompanakis, J. Kruis and B.H.V. Topping
Paper 21

Development of a Border Detection Tool in the QGIS Environment for Risk Mitigation

F. Casciati1, S. Casciati2, L. Faravelli1 and M. Vece1

1DICAr, University of Pavia, Italy
2DICAr, School of Architecture, University of Catania at Siracusa, Italy

Full Bibliographic Reference for this paper
F. Casciati, S. Casciati, L. Faravelli, M. Vece, "Development of a Border Detection Tool in the QGIS Environment for Risk Mitigation", in Y. Tsompanakis, J. Kruis, B.H.V. Topping, (Editors), "Proceedings of the Fourth International Conference on Soft Computing Technology in Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering", Civil-Comp Press, Stirlingshire, UK, Paper 21, 2015. doi:10.4203/ccp.109.21
Keywords: catastrophic event, QGIS, satellite images, software, tool options, vision technique.

Summary
Vision techniques are presently developed, within any GIS environment, to detect and control any type of structural and infrastructural damage caused by natural catastrophic events. This paper reports on the implementation of a software tool able to identify the border of any structure that could be damaged by a negative event. The potential of an Open-Source tool called Magic Wand, to quickly select buildings and artefacts in disaster areas is investigated. The pixels of satellite images are the input the tool required. Some examples are presented in order to provide the main features of the proposed function.

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