Klonner C.,Heidelberg Academy of science and Humanities HAW |
Marx S.,Heidelberg Academy of science and Humanities HAW |
Uson T.,Heidelberg Academy of science and Humanities HAW |
Hofle B.,Heidelberg Academy of science and Humanities HAW
Proceedings of the International ISCRAM Conference | Year: 2016
Urban flooding has been increasing in recent years and therefore new specified methods need to be developed and applied. The rise of Web 2.0 technologies and collaborative projects based on volunteered geographic information like OpenStreetMap (OSM) lead to new dimensions of participatory practices. Thus, citizens can provide local knowledge for natural hazard analysis in a convenient way. In the following, a case study of the Quilicura community in Santiago de Chile -regularly affected by urban floods- is presented. A combination of OSM Field Papers and the risk perception of local people is applied in the concept of risk awareness maps including a questionnaire for participants' information. This explorative study is a promising approach for a complementing data source because insight into local knowledge is acquired in a fast way. Results reveal two main streets, which are identified by the participants as prone to urban floods.