GIS Application in Analysis of Flood Inundation


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Flood disaster affects the development of our national economy seriously and made people’s life and property in danger. It also destroyed our ecological environment. In this paper, a model which is based on the geographic information system (GIS) has been introduced with the flood submerging range and submerging algorithm. Experimental results with Xi-tiao-xi area flood region using of digital elevation model (DEM), provides that it is possible to make a rapid flood damage assessment and scientific flood control decision service. The simulation performance is accurate and rapid.



Edited by:

Junpeng Shao and Xianli Liu




Y. Q. Liu et al., "GIS Application in Analysis of Flood Inundation", Applied Mechanics and Materials, Vol. 274, pp. 496-499, 2013

Online since:

January 2013




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