Articles | Volume 17, issue 7
Research article
14 Jul 2017
Research article |  | 14 Jul 2017

Direct local building inundation depth determination in 3-D point clouds generated from user-generated flood images

Luisa Griesbaum, Sabrina Marx, and Bernhard Höfle

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This study provides a new method for flood documentation based on user-generated flood images. We demonstrate how flood elevation and building inundation depth can be derived from photographs by means of 3-D reconstruction of the scene. With an accuracy of 0.13 m ± 0.10 m, the derived building inundation depth can be used to facilitate damage assessment.
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