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Table 1 Recent studies in UAVs and hazards, disaster risk and emergency management, showing the main research directions

From: UAV- based Photogrammetry and Geocomputing for Hazards and Disaster Risk Monitoring – A Review

Nb. Type Hazard Assessment Vulnerability Emergency Disaster (A)pplied Hazard Key concepts References
rotor Fix-wing Recovery (T)est; (Th)ory Denomination
1 x x    x   T   Mapping; Compared fixed wings against multirotor & rapid photogrammetry processing against precise slow method. Boccardo et al. (2015)
2 x     x   Th   Discuss the use of UAV in disasters and accident as a new frontier in human activity observations and provide technical developments Choi and Lee (2011), Di Franco and Salvatori (2015)
3 x    x x   T, Th   Use UAVs as telecommunication relay replacement in disaster impacted areas/simulation of network efficiency Bupe et al. (2015), Dalmasso et al. (2012), Tuna et al. (2014)
4   x    x x T, A Earthquake UAV photogrammetry at different altitude for Sichuan Earthquake Recovery Mgt Merdaway and Guvenc (2015)
5   x x x x   A Flood Urban flood mapping using random forest algorithm from UAV acquired data Xie et al. (2014), Feng et al. (2015)
6    x   x   T   Real time mapping and communication with authorities for hazard and emergency mapping Suzuki et al. (2008)
7 x    x x x Th   Food and relief material transport Nedjati et al. (2016)
8 x    x   x Th, T Earthquake Use photographs and pointclouds acquired from the ground and UAV to detect earthquake impacts on buildings Vetrivel et al. (2015)
9   x x x   x A Landslides and debris flows Use of a fix-wing based imagery for post-landslide and debris-flow Liu et al. (2015)
10     x   x A   UAV-based imagery to monitor change in different environments including post-disaster Ezequiel et al. (2014)