Keywords: Remote sensing. Residential areas. California. Damage detection. Post-disaster damage assessments. Data collection. Wildfires. Distribution.
Abstract: This field campaign, undertaken in the aftermath of the 2007 California Wildfires, presented the research team with a unique opportunity to collect perishable damage data on neighborhood and per-building levels, focusing on affected urban environments throughout Southern California. The type of surveying undertaken is particularly useful for post-disaster damage assessment and also creates a compelling baseline dataset for examining change and recovery in the future. Further, the data collected is useful for re-insurance loss estimation, as well as research on engineering and planning more resilient communities.