Developing a method for urban damage mapping using radar signatures of building footprint in SAR imagery: A case study after the 2013 Super Typhoon Haiyan

Bruno Adriano, Erick Arturo Mas Samanez, Shunichi Koshimura, Hideomi Gokon, Wen Liu, Masashi Matsuoka

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Abstract

In this study, a practical methodology was presented to map damaged buildings using high resolution synthetic aperture radar (SAR) images and post-event building damage data from the 2013 Super Typhoon Haiyan, in Tacloban city, the Philippines. To detect destroyed structures, we focused on the changes in the radar signal within footprints of buildings between pre- and post-event SAR images. The method was tested using a 1.0 m resolution COSMO-SkyMed SAR images taken over Tacloban city, the Philippines. The method proves, with 73% accuracy in this case, to be suitable for estimating destroyed buildings.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2015 IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium, IGARSS 2015 - Proceedings
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages3579-3582
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)9781479979295
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2015 Nov 10
EventIEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium, IGARSS 2015 - Milan, Italy
Duration: 2015 Jul 262015 Jul 31

Publication series

NameInternational Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS)
Volume2015-November

Other

OtherIEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium, IGARSS 2015
CountryItaly
CityMilan
Period15/7/2615/7/31

Keywords

  • 2013 Typhoon Haiyan
  • COSMO-SkyMed images
  • Damage mapping

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science Applications
  • Earth and Planetary Sciences(all)

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    Adriano, B., Mas Samanez, E. A., Koshimura, S., Gokon, H., Liu, W., & Matsuoka, M. (2015). Developing a method for urban damage mapping using radar signatures of building footprint in SAR imagery: A case study after the 2013 Super Typhoon Haiyan. In 2015 IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium, IGARSS 2015 - Proceedings (pp. 3579-3582). [7326595] (International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS); Vol. 2015-November). Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/IGARSS.2015.7326595