Geospatial Information System Application in Earthquake Disaster Management

Geospatial Information System Application in Earthquake Disaster Management

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Geospatial Information System Application in Earthquake Disaster Management

Eng. Reza Mohammad Pour
Faculty of Geodesy and Geomatic Eng.
K.N.TOOSI University of Technology
Tehran, Iran
Email: [email protected]

Eng. Vahid Karimi
Faculty of Geodesy and Geomatic Eng.,
K.N.TOOSI University of Technology
Email: [email protected]

Abstract
Earthquake is one of the inevitable natural hazards that cause lots of damages and problems to the economy, environment and the whole life of people. There fore, it is necessary to use all available knowledge and technologies for saving people and their assets through an efficient disaster management. The improved technology we are going to discuss about its role in efficient disaster management here is GIS technology that surely by using it with other technologies, valuable results can be achieved.

We’ve divided disaster management into several stages and phases and explained each phase here briefly.

After explaining role of GIS in each phase and discussing the available technological possibilities, some suggestions for better usage of this technology in Iran have been presented.