The Application of 3 Dimensional Geographic Information Systems in Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering

by Ian Brown, Consulting Engineer; Wellington, New Zealand,
Robert Pyke, Consulting Engineer; Wellington, New Zealand,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Geographic Information Systems and their Application in Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering


The requirements and needs of Geographical Information Systems (GIS) in geotechnical earthquake engineering are described, and the use of such system in New Zealand is discussed. We have found that GIS must work with three dimensional data and models at any scale, and must show the relationship between various types of data, the quality and availability of which can vary extensively. Although GIS is a very useful tool for solving geotechnical earthquake engineering problems, it is important that experienced engineering judgement is used in the final interpretation.

Subject Headings: Geographic information systems | Information systems | Earthquakes | Earthquake engineering | Spatial data | Three-dimensional models | Subsurface investigation | Scale models | New Zealand | Oceania

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