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Author Seyed Hossein Chavoshi; Mahmoud Reza Delavar; Mahdieh Soleimani; Motahareh Chavoshi
Title Toward developing an expert GIS for damage evaluation after an earthquake (case study: Tehran) Type Conference Article
Year 2008 Publication Proceedings of ISCRAM 2008 – 5th International Conference on Information Systems for Crisis Response and Management Abbreviated Journal ISCRAM 2008
Volume Issue Pages 734-741
Keywords Disasters; Expert systems; Geographic information systems; Information systems; Managers; Damage evaluation; Earthquake disaster; Emergency response; Historical data; Knowledge base; Knowledge-based model; Scientific studies; Strong earthquakes; Earthquakes
Abstract In an earthquake disaster, having proper estimation about destructed buildings and the degree of destruction, can considerably facilitate decision-making and planning for disaster managers. Using this information, the managers can estimate disaster area and number of victims to determine and allocate required resources. Scientific studies and historical data show that the faults around Tehran, the capital of Iran, are capable to create strong earthquakes which would bring the largest damages in the world history to the city. So it is necessary to be prepared for a rapid and knowledge-based response to such an earthquake. Therefore, development of a knowledge-based model to estimate destruction of buildings is ongoing. The model is going to be developed by using different spatial data obtained from the buildings and its environment in Tehran. This paper outlines the initial results of this research.
Address Dept. of Surveying and Geomatics Eng., College of Engineering, University of Tehran, Teharan, Iran; Technical Institute of Surveying and Mapping, National Geographical Organization of Iran, Iran
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Publisher Information Systems for Crisis Response and Management, ISCRAM Place of Publication Washington, DC Editor F. Fiedrich, B. Van de Walle
Language English Summary Language English Original Title
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Series Volume Series Issue Edition
ISSN 2411-3387 ISBN 9780615206974 Medium
Track Geographic Information Science Expedition Conference 5th International ISCRAM Conference on Information Systems for Crisis Response and Management
Notes Approved no
Call Number Serial 386
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