HAZUS risk assessment related posters selected for the 2010 ESRI Map Book
Two of the FEMA Mitigation Directorate's maps, entitled "Sugar House Earthquake Mitigation Return-On-Investment" and "ShakeMap-Based HAZUS-MH Loss Estimation Maps," have been selected for publication in the 2010 ESRI Map Book, Volume 25.
The poster "Sugar House Earthquake Mitigation Return-On-Investment" shows how HAZUS' Advanced Engineering Building Module (AEBM) was used to perform a Level 3 analysis of the Sugar House parcels and incorporate a building's structural components and reaction to strong ground motion. This information helps legislators discover how research at the University of Utah can benefit the community and state, and the public understand the magnitude of losses expected in a major earthquake along the Wasatch fault and implement legislation to promote earthquake mitigation.
For the poster "ShakeMap-Based HAZUS-MH Loss Estimation Maps," HAZUS' ShakeMaps is used to determine the ground-shaking intensity in an area to facilitate effective emergency response in the event of a catastrophic earthquake. The addition of preliminary loss estimates will allow emergency personnel to respond more appropriately to the areas of immediate need.
Published annually since 1984, the ESRI Map Book series is dedicated to acknowledging the important and innovative accomplishments of Geographic Information System (GIS) users around the world. Each volume of the ESRI Map Book showcases a small portion of the work presented at the Map Gallery exhibition at the annual ESRI International User Conference.
The Map Book will be distributed at ESRI's Annual International User Conference held July 12-16, 2010 to attendees and before it becomes available for order. This is an excellent means for FEMA to communicate to a diverse population about our mitigation tools.
The 2010 ESRI International User Conference (ESRI UC), the world's largest event dedicated to geographic information system (GIS) technology. This conference is where GIS users come together to learn, collaborate, and get updated on the latest in geospatial technology. With approximately 300 technical workshops, 600 user presentations, and 100 special interest, regional, and user group meetings, participants have a wealth of opportunities to become more knowledgeable about GIS and strengthen their skills as GIS users. Over 12,500 attendees were at the 2009 ESRI UC.
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