Faculty Advisor

Delorey, John F.

Faculty Advisor

Kinicki, Robert

Project Center

San Juan, Puerto Rico


This project created a methodology to estimate population and generate population andpopulation density maps within the floodplains of San Juan, Puerto Rico. A survey about floodinsurance, flood awareness, and flood damage mitigation was also conducted. The methodologyuses aerial photographs, Census block data, and FIRM data and demonstrates the application ofArcGIS for map creation and population estimations in other floodplain regions. Analysis of thesurvey data allowed comparison of flooding and flood response in different communities. Thisdata and methodology will be used by La Junta de Planificacion to improve resource allocationand flood damage prevention.


Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

May 2010

Project Type

Interactive Qualifying Project



Advisor Department

Humanities and Arts

Advisor Department

Computer Science