Developing GIS databases to work with disaster management

Zhanay Sagintayev

School of Engineering, Nazarbayev University (

Zhandos Kerimkulov

School of Engineering, Nazarbayev University

Scientific Article


Geoinformation databases are used worldwide for monitoring disaster and emergency events. We overview some existing inter-sectoral geoinformation databases, such as the Multi-Agency Situational Awareness System (MASAS) in Canada and HAZUS developed by Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), USA to show how geoinformation technology aids in the assessment of potential financial losses from emergency events.. We also present our current efforts to develop a geoinformation database at the Nazarbayev University.

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How to cite: Zhanay, S., & Zhandos, K. (2017). Developing GIS databases to work with Disaster Management. Central Asian Journal of Water Research (CAJWR), 3(1), 31–34.


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Central Asia (CA), emergency, flood, geo - portal, geoinformation database