A GIS-based Earthquake and Tsunami Emergency Command System for Seaside Cities

Journal of Ocean University of China, Volume 5, Issue 2, pp.181-186, 04/2006

Guan, Youhai; Feng, Qimin; Jia, Jing

“In this paper the geographical information system (GIS) is applied to earthquake and tsunami emergency work and an earthquake and tsunami emergency command system (ETECS) for seaside cities is developed which is composed of a basic database and six subsystems. By employing this system, the responsible municipal departments can make rapid prediction before the occurrence of earthquake or tsunami, make commanding decisions concerning the disaster-fight during the disastrous event, and make rapid estimates of the casualties and economic losses. So that the government could conduct relief work in time and planning for future disaster reduction and prevention.”

Reducing the Impact: U.S. Tsunami Forecast Modeling and Mapping Efforts

2005 ESRI International User Conference, Sustainable Development and Humanitarian Affairs Session, Paper UC2471

Angie J. Venturato, Vasily V. Titov, Diego Arcas, Frank I. Gonzalez, and Chris D. Chamberlin

“U.S. tsunami preparedness efforts have been accelerated due to the devastating 26 December 2004 Indian Ocean Tsunami. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) is the lead agency for providing tsunami forecasts and warnings to U.S. coasts. The NOAA Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory (PMEL) plays an integral role in this effort through development of the tsunami forecast modeling system and development of standards and procedures for inundation modeling studies of at-risk communities. This presentation will provide an overview of PMEL Indian Ocean Tsunami model simulations and the role of GIS in U.S. tsunami modeling efforts.”

Application of Spatial Modeling Approaches and Techniques within an Ecological Framework

GeoViz: Linking Geovisualization with Spatial Analysis and Modeling, 10-11 March 2011, Hamburg, Germany

Ullrich von Bramann, Alicia V. Linzey, Antje Schwalb, and Stephan van Gasselt

“The characterization of the species distribution in the field of ecology is an important issue for the definition of habitats/niches and for the identification of impact of environmental factors (e.g., climate, pollution, natural relief). In this particular research field a number of stand-alone tools are used to model species distribution and ecological boundary conditions on the basis of environmental factors and remote-sensing terrain data (image and terrain models). In the context of overarching research projects, modeling of ecological boundaries and distributions are one of many research components integrated within a common framework. The implementation and improvement of ecological modeling approaches within state-of-the-art GI systems forms a crucial part for data exchange, traceability and, more importantly, validation and quality assessment. This work deals with the implementation of various models and their assessment.”