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Risk maps for evaluation of natural and man-made hazards

D Mioc, F Anton, A Ahmad, KK Moreiri, B Nikerson, E McGillivray, M Mezouaghi, L Mofford, P Tang

WIT Transactions on Information and Communication Technologies | Published : 2012

Abstract

With the advances of GIS technology it is possible now to map and determine the risks for different natural and man made risks and catastrophes. The large amounts of data can be processed, quantified and displayed on the digital maps allowing the decision makers to access the situation rapidly and take appropriate actions. The use of advanced hydrological tools for computation and modelling of natural hazards such as floods can be combined with the GIS that has the capability of decision support and advanced visualization to produce the models that will represent the risks of natural hazards and man-made disasters in the form of risk maps, where the risks are categorized and quantified. Furt..

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