Developing GIS databases to work with Disaster Management
School of Engineering, Nazarbayev University (email@example.com)
School of Engineering, Nazarbayev University
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.Download the article
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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