Mapping Disaster Risk Reduction (MapDRR)

This paper describes a disaster risk reduction mapping project called MapDRR that aims to use Google Fusion Tables and Google Maps to map disaster risk reduction projects around the world. This system uses advances in cloud database management systems (Google Fusion Tables) and Crowd Mapping (Google Maps) to add more values to the existing online information about the Disaster Risk Reduction Projects.

The paper describes the first phase of this project that currently includes more than 650 disaster risk reduction projects. These projects have been carried out in many different countries to reduce the risk of various natural, technological, and human made disasters. MapDRR not only enables users to map the overall distribution of the disaster risk reduction projects, but also it helps them to get detail textual and visual information by zooming into Google satellite and Google Street View of each project.

United Nations office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR), York University, 2016.

Mapping Disaster Risk Reduction (MapDRR) Report, Mapping Disaster Risk Reduction (MapDRR) Webpage
http://www.unisdr.org/campaign/resilientcities/assets/documents/privatepages/Mapping%20Disaster%20Risk%20Reduction.pdf, http://www.yorku.ca/asgary/MapDRR.html

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