Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Using Hazus to Assess Alternative Futures and Earthquake Scenarios for Haiti

New in the FEMA HAZUS Library ... Using the GIS-based methodology developed by Hansen and Bausch in 2006, a HAZUS Haiti study region was developed in the immediate weeks following the devastating January 12, 2010 earthquake. Before the earthquake, Haiti lacked adequate GIS datasets to support detailed loss estimation. But with the combined efforts of the GIS and earthquake research communities, Haiti rapidly became a data rich environment. Enhancement of the original methodology for Haiti included the development of grid sizes of 10 km, and 1 km that represent rural and urban environments. MORE INFO & to DOWNLOAD



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