Date Added: Jun 2011
A wireless sensor network system, GPS on Every Roof is presented in this paper. This system is used for post-seismic building-wise damage detection. Sensor node equipped with GPS is installed on the top of the roof of each and every building. The position of this sensor node is measured before and after earthquake. This information is collected through wireless communication. Superposing this information on GIS, building-wise damage distribution due to earthquake can be obtained and possible road closure due to the debris from the collapsed buildings can be estimated. Since this system is used under emergency situation, toughness and robustness of the wireless communication should be given the highest priority.