Considerations in Integrating Geographic Information System Technology in Earthquake Hazard Analyses

by J. David Frost, Georgia Inst of Technology, Atlanta, United States,
Jean-Lou Chameau, Georgia Inst of Technology, Atlanta, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

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


Seismic hazard and risk analysis can play a major role in identifying the potential consequences of an earthquake. Recent advances in computer based Geographic Information systems provide an environment ideally suited for evaluation of the large databases of geological and geotechnical information used in such analyses. This paper summarizes a number of pertinent considerations to ensure that the technology is implemented in a responsible and sustainable manner.

Subject Headings: Geographic information systems | Information systems | Risk management | Seismic effects | Earthquakes | Seismic tests | Geology

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