Open Community Data & Official Public Data in Flood Risk Management: A Comparison Based on InaSAFE

December 06, 2016 by Riccardo Pasi, Cristian Consonni, Maurizio Napolitano

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In the paper we study the application of Volunteer Geographic Information to disaster risk management in the novel scope of risk assessment. We compare flood risk assessment profiles produced using data collected by OpenStreetMap (OSM) against official geodata produced by local governments in two cities of Veneto, Italy. We have found that OSM data present several advantages and have a great potential for improvement, suggesting that OSM should be integrated in future risk assessment processes.