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ADRC International Paper
No.1,August-2001
Information Technology For Disaster Management 

HAZPAC: An Interactive GIS of Pacific Basin Natural Hazards, Demographics, Physiography, and Infrastructure

B. Bemis, H. Goss, E. Yurkovich, J. T. Perron, and D. Howell

U.S. Geological Survey, 345 Middlefield Road MS 975, Menlo Park, CA 94025

Abstract 

HAZPAC is a Geographical Information System (GIS) that incorporates Pacific Basin data on natural hazards, demographics, physiography, and infrastructure.  Developed to convey the principles of the Crowding the Rim Initiative (a public-private partnership), HAZPAC promotes awareness of regional natural hazard risk.  The overlapping and interactive layers allow users to evaluate the exposure of human population and valuable infrastructure to natural hazards.


Keywords: HAZPAC; Interactive GIS; Pacific Basin

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