In “Topography-based Analysis of Hurricane Katrina Inundation of New Orleans” by Dean Gesch, he discusses how geospatial data was used directly following the natural disaster. This technology provided the collection of high accuracy elevation data that provided rough estimates, specifically of piles of debris in the greater New Orleans area. This technology was especially valuable for many geospatial data users responding to the aftermath of Katrina. The data collected following Hurricane Katrina is helpful to several agencies estimating floodwater volume in other instances as well. This continues to be useful resource following natural disasters to estimate the damage among other uses.
Gesch, D. (n.d.). Topography-based analysis of Hurricane Katrina inundation of New Orleans. Reston?: U.S. Geological Survey.
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