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OpenQuake: Integrated Risk Modelling Toolkit

by Portal Web Editor last modified May 25, 2016 01:14 AM
OpenQuake: Integrated Risk Modelling Toolkit

The employment of a methodology and workflow necessary for the evaluation of seismic risk that is integrated and holistic begins with the Integrated Risk Modelling Toolkit (IRMT). The IRMT is a QGIS plugin that was developed by the Global Earthquake Model and co-designed by GEM and the Center for Disaster Management and Risk Reduction Technology (CEDIM). The plugin allows users to form an integrated workflow for the construction of metrics used to assess characteristics within societies that affect earthquake risk by providing a GIS-based platform for the construction of indicators that foster comparative assessments. The IRMT accomplishes this by leveraging the QGIS platform to guide the user through the major steps for indicator construction and risk integration. These steps include 1) the selection of variables; 2) data normalization/standardization; 3) weighting and aggregation to produce composite indices; 4) risk integration using OpenQuake risk estimates; and 5) the presentation of the results.

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