Digital vulnerabilitz atlas of South Asia [PPT, 2.05

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Digital Vulnerability Atlas of
South Asia
Pushpendra Johari
RMSI
4/13/2015
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Objectives
• To integrate the available information on hazards
and vulnerabilities of the countries of South Asia
region
• To create a framework to facilitate easy and
reliable assessment and analysis of risks of
disasters in South Asia
• Imbed capabilities in the platform so that it could
be kept up-to-date
• Digital Vulnerability Atlas – an integral part of the
South Asia Disaster Knowledge Network
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Technology
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Main Functionalities
• DVA is an interactive web-based
GIS mapping service with
following functionalities:
– Query by Location
Very useful tool to perform real time analysis, e.g.
identifying districts that are located within 100 km of
epicenter
– Query by Attribute
Allows user to select features based on the attributes
attached to it, e.g. user needs to identify the Humla
district of Nepal
– Map Creation
Enables user to create and export map using
maximum of 3 layers.
– Search and HazardProfile Report
Enables user to search and map any location and
generate a comprehensive risk profile report
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Advantages
• Central resource of up-to-date information on Hazards and
associated vulnerabilities for SAARC countries
• Provides comprehensive Hazard Profile Reports for highest available
administrative resolution (district and sub district)
• Includes hazard Information for 7 major hazards – Earthquake,
flood, landslide, heat wave, cold wave, cyclone, and tsunami
• Presents vulnerability information for four major classes – Physical,
Social, Human, and Economic
• Supports Google Maps for better visualization
• Based on open source GIS platform
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DEMO
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