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dc.contributor.authorXu, Zhen
dc.contributor.authorLu, Xinzheng
dc.contributor.authorCheng, Qingle
dc.contributor.authorGuan, Hong
dc.contributor.authorDeng, Li
dc.contributor.authorZhang, Zongcai
dc.description.abstractCurrent post-earthquake investigations of building damage are mainly conducted manually, making the collection and management of the investigation data inefficient. To overcome this shortcoming, a professional system for post-earthquake investigations of building damage is proposed herein using smart phones. This system adopts a framework which uses smart phones for distributed data collection and a web browser for centralized data management. A building-oriented database is designed to satisfy the requirements of data organization in the investigations. In addition, a data exchange mechanism between smart phones and the web server is created, demonstrating a satisfactory level of fault-tolerance for various use cases of the system. Further, an algorithm of reverse address retrieval of photos based on multi-threads is designed to conveniently index photos by their addresses. The proposed system is used in a virtual investigation of Tsinghua University campus and a practical investigation of the Tibet area during the 2015 Nepal earthquake. These case studies demonstrate that the proposed system offers an intelligentized, efficient and networked tool for post-earthquake investigations of building damage.
dc.relation.ispartofjournalInternational Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction
dc.subject.fieldofresearchHuman Geography not elsewhere classified
dc.subject.fieldofresearchEnvironmental Science and Management
dc.subject.fieldofresearchPublic Health and Health Services
dc.subject.fieldofresearchHuman Geography
dc.titleA smart phone-based system for post-earthquake investigations of building damage
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articles
gro.description.notepublicThis publication has been entered into Griffith Research Online as an Advanced Online Version.
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gro.griffith.authorGuan, Hong

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