GIS Management Tool on the 26th of November 2019 Earthquake in TiranaJournal: International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR) (Vol.10, No. 6)
Publication Date: 2021-06-05
Authors : Genc Salja; Marpol Koço;
Page : 548-553
Keywords : Albania earthquake; GIS; Field survey; Post-earthquake; Building's damage assessment;
On the 26th of November 2019, an earthquake of moment magnitude 6.4 struck the northwest region of Albania. This paper summarizes the development of a Geographic Information System "GIS" for the management and analysis of information on damaged facilities in Tirana during survey. The application of GIS techniques allowed us to store, extract, modify and analyze data on earthquake-damaged buildings. The final product consists of information converted as maps, as well as numerical tables associated with the maps. The study was conducted using QGIS and ArcGIS software and was structured in thematic vector and Raster. The damaged sites are placed on a map, with all the information on the earthquake (number of dead, number of houses collapsed, economic losses.) Accompanied by relevant data. GIS is structured in such a way as to be able to integrate with other geospatial data from other local and central institutions. Furthermore, the GIS system enables various spatial and statistical analyzes, can provide support both for damage assessment, its geographical distribution determination, identification of regions repeatedly affected by seismic events, quantify the level of seismic and extends the assessment to other natural hazards. These applications were a GIS portal site for quickly sharing disaster-related GIS data, an efficient method of accessing and recording damage in the field throughout the city.
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