WIT Press

Methodology Through GIS

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/SD950391

Volume

15

Pages

8

Published

1995

Size

852 kb

Author(s)

A.S. Kiremidjian & S. King

Abstract

An integrated earthquake damage and loss methodology through GIS A.S. Kiremidjian, S. King A. Blume Earthquake Engineering C4 Abstract Geographic information systems (GIS) provide an invaluable tool lor assessing the damage and losses from earthquakes over large regions. In this paper, a general methodology for damage and loss analysis is presented within the framework of GIS. The methodology presents an approach for integrating the hazards from ground shaking, landslides and liquefaction that may occur due to an earthquake. Information on building stock and lifeline components is manipulated through database management systems. A simple damage and loss algorithm is developed that can be applied over large areas. The method is illustrated through an example for Salt Lake County, Utah. Introduction . The assessment of damage and losses due to earthquakes is of primary importance in the evaluation of the economic impact

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