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Comprehensive framework for the integration and analysis of geo-environmental data for urban geohazards


Geo-environmental information is an important basis for geohazard analysis and the integration of geo-environmental data is crucial in the construction of urban emergency management systems. In existing urban spatial information systems, the integration of geo-environmental data is neither intuitive nor efficient enough to support the analysis of geohazards well. On the basis of Web virtual globe, this paper proposes a comprehensive framework for the integration and analysis of geo-environmental data. This framework can effectively integrate geological data with a 3D geological model as a carrier, seamlessly connect geographic data, dynamically load real-time monitoring data, and build 3D visualisation and analysis scenes of urban full-space temporal information in the browser. The application example shows that the proposed framework can provide good geo-environmental data and practical data analysis functions for geohazard early warning and decision making, and improve the efficiency of government departments’ response to geohazards.

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This research is funded by National Natural Science Foundation of China (U1711267), Natural Science Foundation of Hubei Province (2020CFB507), Fundamental Research Funds for the Central Universities (CUGL180823), Open Funding of Hubei Provincial Key Laboratory of Intelligent Geo-Information Processing (KLIGIP-2018B15). The authors thank the anonymous reviewers for their valuable comments.

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Zhang, X., Zhang, J., Liu, G. et al. Comprehensive framework for the integration and analysis of geo-environmental data for urban geohazards. Earth Sci Inform 14, 2387–2399 (2021).

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  • Geo-environmental data
  • Geohazard
  • Cesium virtual globe
  • Data integration
  • Analysis