Presentation on theme: "Digital Vulnerability Atlas of South Asia"— Presentation transcript:
1 Digital Vulnerability Atlas of South Asia Pushpendra JohariRMSI3/27/2017
2 ObjectivesTo integrate the available information on hazards and vulnerabilities of the countries of South Asia regionTo create a framework to facilitate easy and reliable assessment and analysis of risks of disasters in South AsiaImbed capabilities in the platform so that it could be kept up-to-dateDigital Vulnerability Atlas – an integral part of the South Asia Disaster Knowledge Network3/27/2017
3 Technology used Advantages of Open Source Platform ASP.net (.Net Framework 3.5)Open Source GIS Libraries (Open Layers, ExtJs, Map Fish, Geo Server, Geo Web Cache)PostgreSQL - Powerful, open source object-relational database system.Apache Tomcat - Open source software implementation of the Java Servlet and Java-Server-Pages technologiesInternet Information Services (IIS)Advantages of Open Source Platform- Full Control on source code- Low ownership Cost – no license fee- Quality and Excellence due toavailability in public domain3/27/2017
5 Main FunctionalitiesDVA is an interactive web-based GIS mapping service with following functionalities:Query by LocationVery useful tool to perform real time analysis, e.g. identifying districts that are located within 100 km of epicenterQuery by AttributeAllows user to select features based on the attributes attached to it, e.g. user needs to identify the Humla district of NepalMap CreationEnables user to create and export map using maximum of 3 layers.Search and HazardProfile ReportEnables user to search and map any location and generate a comprehensive risk profile report3/27/2017
6 AdvantagesCentral resource of up-to-date information on Hazards and associated vulnerabilities for SAARC countriesProvides comprehensive Hazard Profile Reports for highest available administrative resolution (district and sub district)Includes hazard Information for 7 major hazards – Earthquake, flood, landslide, heat wave, cold wave, cyclone, and tsunamiPresents vulnerability information for four major classes – Physical, Social, Human, and EconomicSupports Google Maps for better visualizationBased on open source GIS platform3/27/2017
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