By Mahdi Hashemi, AliAsghar Alesheikh (auth.), Stan Geertman, Wolfgang Reinhardt, Fred Toppen (eds.)

The ebook contains cutting edge learn provided on the 14th convention of the organization of Geographic info Laboratories in Europe (AGILE), held in 2011 in Utrecht, The Netherlands. The clinical papers disguise a wide number of basic learn themes in addition to utilized examine in Geoinformation technological know-how together with measuring spatiotemporal phenomena, caliber and semantics, spatiotemporal research, modeling and selection help in addition to spatial details infrastructures. The publication is geared toward researchers, practitioners and scholars who paintings in quite a few fields and disciplines relating to Geoinformation technology and technology.

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5-meter dam would completely protect from all Category 1 and Category 3 storm surges. 5 meters, the flood risk for storm surges heading east and north-east is completely removed. The residual damage is still quite high in case of storm surges of Category 5 heading north, north/north-east, north-west, west, west/north-west and west/south-west. Each of them still 38 Elisabetta Genovese, Stéphane Hallegatte, Patrice Dumas have a residual damage of 9 to 11% and the potential residual loss is between 8 and 11 billion USD.

1), we assume that our damage evaluation is probably overestimated, especially when considering the areas on the beach front (where most of the buildings are skyscrapers). Fig. 4. Insured and uninsured losses for Category 1, 3, and 5 hurricanes, heading east. 36 Elisabetta Genovese, Stéphane Hallegatte, Patrice Dumas 4 Assessing risk reduction measures The previous analysis provided estimates for potential losses and exposure, information which is required to design optimal flood protection through cost-benefit analysis or risk management strategies.

The exposure is the measure of the values and the assets that would be affected by a flood (Kron 2003). In this analysis, exposure calculation is based on the portion of land that would be inundated in different hypothetical storm surge events. The available economic data include only insured assets at this stage and were provided to us by RMS. 2 when analysing flood losses by percentage estimation. We calculated the exposure considering several possible storm surge simulations (described in Section 2) provided by SLOSH for the Biscayne Bay and integrated in a GIS as shapefile (see Figure 2).

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