GIS and mapping

GIS and mapping

Geographic information systems, hazard exposure mapping, vulnerability mapping, risk mapping.

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2022
This paper addresses the visual communication issues with a focus on natural hazards which vary in time and space or purely in space. This study is a follow up of a previous study on the efficacy of communication of avalanche warnings.
International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction (Elsevier)
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2022
The purpose of this contributing paper is to demonstrate scalable and replicable methods to advance and integrate the use of Earth observations to support risk-informed decision making, based on documented national and subnational needs and requirements.
United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction
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2022
This contributing paper presents a mapping tool that connects the seven World Meteorological Organization (WMO) state of the climate indicators to climate change impacts and the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction
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2022
Creating, sustaining, and increasing adoption of impact databases with sufficient quality faces significant challenges. Digital media mining may be useful to complement existing databases.
United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction
During the 20th century, earthquakes in Europe accounted for more than 200,000 deaths and over 250 billion Euros in losses. Comprehensive earthquake hazard and risk assessments are crucial to reducing the effects of catastrophic earthquakes.
Global Earthquake Model Foundation
Ruins after the earthquake in Amatrice
Scientists with the participation of the Swiss Seismological Service have published an updated earthquake hazard map and, for the first time, an earthquake risk map for Europe. Switzerland will follow next year with a higher resolution national risk map.
ETH Zurich
The new feature allows for a dynamic and interactive visualization of past extreme events in Italy, classifying them as either moderate, severe or extreme, according to their characteristics and in relation to the specific climate of the area considered.
Centro Euro-Mediterraneo sui Cambiamenti Climatici
Workers return to a damaged road after floods in Durban
A geographical information system on its own is not able to explain human factors behind flood vulnerability. South Africa’s laws make provision for using indigenous knowledge in reducing flood risk. But the use of this approach is still relatively low.
Conversation Media Group, the