Crop hail damage: insurance loss assessment using remote sensing

Young, Frank R. and Apan, Armando and Chandler, Owen (2004) Crop hail damage: insurance loss assessment using remote sensing. In: Annual Conference of the Remote Sensing and Photogrammetry Society, 7-10 Sept 2004, Aberdeen, UK.


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The project focussed on designing a remote sensing data acquisitions strategy that will suitably respond to the requirements of broadacre crop hail damage mapping and assessment. Current field based hail damage assessment practices are both time and labour intensive. This new strategy required multi-stage and multi-source data acquisition to be performed within specific time, spatial resolution and cost limitations. Integration with a Geographic Information Systems (GIS) database is also essential to interface with an interactive administrative system.
Remote sensing and GIS provides an economically viable technique for the recording, correlation, analysis and judicious evaluation of hail damage loss accuracy, consistency and creating a relational database. Value adding is realisable through modelling storm damage and past claims information for risk analysis scenarios to provide planning and crop management information to farmers. Information can also be provided to developers; land use planners; prospective buyers; insurance brokers and financial lending agencies. This technique’s attributes will enable a commercial Internet claims management platform to be established.
This paper reports on results that encompass the strategy; spectral signature evaluation from a multiple hail damage simulations; and hail damage assessment using remotely sensed imagery.

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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Commonwealth Reporting Category E) (Paper)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Young , F. R., Apan, A and Chandler, O. (2004): Crop Hail Damage: Insurance Loss Assessment Using Remote Sensing, RSPSoc2004, 7-10 September 2004, Aberdeen, UK. No evidence of copyright restrictions.
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Engineering and Surveying - Department of Surveying and Land Information
Date Deposited: 11 Oct 2007 00:37
Last Modified: 02 Jul 2013 22:36
Uncontrolled Keywords: hail damage,remote sensing,hail loss assessment
Fields of Research : 09 Engineering > 0909 Geomatic Engineering > 090905 Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing

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