Isibat: A Web and Wireless Application for Collecting Urban Data about Seismic Risk
In the field of seismic risk, conducting an inventory in a urban area is one of the main challenging tasks, considering the large number and the heterogeneity of the buildings and constructions to be studied in every city. In this paper, we present Isibat, a client-server application, which makes use of both wireless networks and technologies and Geoweb software for collecting, analysing and visualizing seismic data. On the client side, through an iPhone application, mobile users moving on the field are invited through screens, menus and maps, to collect data that are used to evaluate either the vulnerability of the surrounding buildings (in a pre-seismic phase) or the damage caused (in a post-seismic phase). On the server side, data are stored but also can be queried and visualized through adapted vulnerability or damage maps.
Keywordsclient-server application geoweb mobile software seismic risks citizen seismology
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