India to create costal 3D GIS maps

India to create costal 3D GIS maps

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India: In India, the Indian National Centre for Ocean Information Services is working on developing 3D GIS maps of coastal areas vulnerable to tsunamis. Of the 3,600 square kilometres scheduled to be covered, the team has mapped 500 kilometres till now. Once the mapping process is complete, the agency will use techniques like sea-level inversion, real time inundation modelling and use of near-field GPS measurements of real-time rupture characterisation to create the 3D GIS maps. These would help disaster management agencies to evacuate people from the vulnerable areas if a tsunami warning is issued.

Source: UN-Spider