GIS and mapping

Using Geographic Information Systems (GIS) for mapping disaster risk, hazard, exposure and vulnerability.

Latest GIS and mapping additions in the Knowledge Base

With the increasing frequency and severity of climate-related disaster situations, the Angkatan Pertahanan Awam Malaysia (APM), or Malaysian Civil Defence Force, has seen rising demand for its services in recent years.
The Edge Malaysia
Nepal - Badil Lama is an engineer trained in landslide mitigation by building safer roads
Scientists from multiple universities teamed up with the Government of Nepal and Australia to deliver a state-of-the-art artificial intelligence system that can analyse the amount of data needed to identify when rain-soaked ground is about to give-way.
University of Melbourne
University of Florence
Tribhuvan University
Nepal - government
Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade - Australia
A family fetches water from a stream during a drought in Madagascar
MapAction has been working in Madagascar since 2012, providing maps and information management services for emergency respondents. These efforts were a combination of in-person responses with UN agencies and partners, as well as remote support.
Photograph of a mobile phone with cyclone moving towards the coast shown. The background is yellow with warning sign.
In the summer of 2021, travelers in Colorado's Glenwood Canyon were safely evacuated before massive mounds of mud and rocks buried highways and destroyed bridges, thanks to a debris flow warning system developed in part by the U.S. Geological Survey.
United States Geological Survey
Documents and publications
This study aimed to document and analyze the 30 large fres (affecting over 100 hectares) of 2021 using remote sensing and GIS techniques.
Publication cover
Documents and publications
In this study, the focus was on analyzing and predicting flood-prone areas in the Söğütlü stream watershed using a GIS-based MSCA decision analysis.
Repairs to an active landslide on U.S. Route 101 in 2021
Research briefs
A new study goes deep into the Gulf of Alaska to examine the sixth-largest underwater landslide and investigate why a similar event hasn’t happened since.
Eos - AGU
Documents and publications
The study aims to identify and characterize 'hotspots' of flood risk, accounting for spatial variation in social vulnerability, to provide improved insights into the geography of risk and enhance disaster risk planning and response efforts.

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