SEDAC Hazards Mapper
The SEDAC Hazards Mapper enables users to visualize data and map layers related to Socioeconomic, Infrastructure, Natural Disasters, and Environment and analyze potential impacts and exposure. The web app mashups layers from various sources including SEDAC, NASA LANCE, NASA GIBS, USGS, NOAA, ESRI, and others.
The dams data can be visualized as a map layer in the Hazards Mapper.
Example Use Case
- You are engaged in post-earthquake risk assessment for the Tohuko Earthquake in 2011. You are in the field, and you want to quickly identify how many nuclear power facilitates might be impacted by the quake and the associated Tsunami. You draw a circle that is 50 km in radius from Namie and identify six dams and two nuclear power facilities and get an estimate of the population. You remove the buffer and you click on each facility to get a bird’s eye view. These dams and power plants are added to a list of facilities that require on-sight inspections.