WS-BR-2015.03

Abstract

 
The development of advanced mapping solutions brings new opportunities for research activities in the monitoring of the natural and built environments. Getting access to high quality data on the territory will allow a better understanding of complex phenomena, like the impact of climate change on the environment.
The main objective of this workshop is to share innovative mapping solutions with scientists in Brazil involved in research activity in the fields of natural hazards, management of natural resources and assessment of transportation infrastructures. An adequate understanding of the requirements in accurate mapping is crucial for the analysis and interpretation of natural phenomena and for the monitoring of road infrastructures. The potential offered by advanced mapping technology increases the diversity and amount of geodata, which requires a clarification of the needs before the mission. Specific environmental phenomena due to climate change must be accurately monitored and assessed with the help of geomonitoring tools. Advanced mapping technology can easily provide large amount of data, which can be only useful if their quality is fulfilling the expected requirements.
This workshop has the following goals:
-To present the concept of advanced mapping technology to researchers involved in environmental sciences and in traffic and transport engineering
-To understand the basics in mapping (aerial & terrestrial) mission planning
-To describe the requirements in mapping data in both domain: coastal areas, road transport network
-To handle and to analyze mapping data according to specific requirements
-To identify research needs in innovative environmental monitoring (e.g. coastal erosion issues) and road infrastructure assessment.
 
Dr. Jan Skaloud
Dr. Antonio Maria Garcia Tommaselli