Engineering and Technology: Information Technology
Hazus is a nationally applicable standardized methodology that contains models for estimating potential losses from earthquakes, floods and hurricanes. Hazus uses Geographic Information Systems (GIS) technology to estimate physical, economic and social impacts of disasters. It graphically illustrates the limits of identified high-risk locations due to earthquake, hurricane and floods. Users can then visualize the spatial relationships between populations and other more permanently fixed geographic assets or resources for the specific hazard being modeled, a crucial function in the pre-disaster planning process.
The most valuable service on this site is the Civil Engineering Database, which covers ASCE documents published since 1975. It provides access to all its journals, conference proceedings, books, standards, manuals, magazines, and newsletters. The site also includes legislative updates and ASCE congressional testimony. There are online discussion forums for members only.
A searchable, comprehensive bibliography of GIS related research and literature from Ohio State University.
This site from the University of California Berkeley library lists directories, data resources and tools available on the Internet in the area of Geographic Information Systems (GIS).
Lessons Learned Information Sharing (LLIS.gov) is the national network of Lessons Learned and Best Practices for emergency response providers and homeland security officials. LLIS.gov's secure, restricted-access information is designed to facilitate efforts to prevent and respond to acts of terrorism across all disciplines and communities throughout the US.