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Author Susanne Kubisch; Johanna Stötzer; Sina Keller; María Bull; Andreas Braun
Title (up) Combining a social science approach and GIS-based simulation to analyse evacuation in natural disasters: A case study in the Chilean community of Talcahuano Type Conference Article
Year 2019 Publication Proceedings of the 16th International Conference on Information Systems for Crisis Response And Management Abbreviated Journal Iscram 2019
Volume Issue Pages
Keywords Interdisciplinary approach, case study, evacuation, tsunami, recommendations disaster risk management
Abstract In rapid-onset disasters the time needed for evacuation is crucial. Aside from the behaviour of the population, the

road network plays a fundamental role. It serves as a medium to reach a safe area. This study analyses the entire

evacuation process, from decision-making up to the arrival at an evacuation zone by combining standardised

questionnaires and GIS-based simulation. Based on a case study in the Chilean community of Talcahuano, an

event-based past scenario and a hypothetical future scenario is investigated, integrating the affected population in

the research process. The main problem identified in past evacuations has been time delay due to congestions,

which also is evident in the results of the hypothetical future scenario. A result which supports evacuation by foot.

This paper argues that a combination of scientific methods is essential for analysing evacuation and to reduce the

risk due to time delay, critical route and transport medium choice.
Address Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany;Universidad Católica de la Santísima Concepción, Chile
Corporate Author Thesis
Publisher Iscram Place of Publication Valencia, Spain Editor Franco, Z.; González, J.J.; Canós, J.H.
Language English Summary Language English Original Title
Series Editor Series Title Abbreviated Series Title
Series Volume Series Issue Edition
ISSN 2411-3387 ISBN 978-84-09-10498-7 Medium
Track T7- Planning, Foresight and Risk Analysis Expedition Conference 16th International Conference on Information Systems for Crisis Response and Management (ISCRAM 2019)
Notes Approved no
Call Number Serial 1877
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