Application of 3D WebGIS and real-time technique in earthquake information publishing and visualization

Boren Li, Jianping Wu, Mao Pan, Jing Huang
2015 Earthquake Science  
In hazard management, earthquake researchers have utilized GIS to ease the process of managing disasters. Researchers use WebGIS to assess hazards and seismic risk. Although they can provide a visual analysis platform based on GIS technology, they lack a general description in the extensibility of WebGIS for processing dynamic data, especially real-time data. In this paper, we propose a novel approach for real-time 3D visual earthquake information publishing model based on WebGIS and digital
more » ... be to improve the ability of processing real-time data in systems based on WebGIS. On the basis of the model, we implement a real-time 3D earthquake information publishing system-EqMap3D. The system can not only publish realtime earthquake information but also display these data and their background geoscience information in a 3D scene. It provides a powerful tool for display, analysis, and decisionmaking for researchers and administrators. It also facilitates better communication between researchers engaged in geosciences and the interested public.
doi:10.1007/s11589-015-0124-1 fatcat:3td77t3hzrcmndabrtmeevo6ua