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Mesoamerican territorial information sys for disaster management

Panama – The Mesoamerican Territorial Information System for Reducing Disaster Risk (in Spanish SMIT) now has a freely accessible web platform. The SMIT has created the website as a knowledge management tool that will enable territorial planning and implement development actions considering threats or hazards in the Mesoamerican region.

The site offers online tools as a GeoPortal (for recording, monitoring, and spatial data metadata management), online maps (that provides the ability to visualise, combine, select and query layers of cartographic information and data), forum and documentation (for discussion between the system users and to share manuals, guides, pictures and videos for proper monitoring of tasks).

The Mesoamerican region, including Belize, Colombia, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama and the Dominican Republic, is continuously exposed to different types of natural hazards and has a high degree of vulnerability.

Source: SMIT