Disaster management through GIS

GIS has been very instrumental in the fields of disaster management, be it cyclones, the Haiti quake and the more recent earthquake of 7.8 magnitude that rocked Nepal, claiming thousands of lives and damages to property, and national heritages as well.

Many mapping agencies like ESRI, Open Street Maps have helped in identifying regions that have been hit and planning out rescue operations. The International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD),based in Nepal, has set up a dedicated webpage to provide the latest maps, data and information regarding the earthquake to assist in the relief operations














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