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Future Internet 2012, 4(2), 451-468; doi:10.3390/fi4020451
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Collaborative Open Source Geospatial Tools and Maps Supporting the Response Planning to Disastrous Earthquake Events

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1 UTMEA Technical Unit, Research Centre Casaccia, ENEA-National Agency for New Technologies, Energy and Sustainable Economic Development, Rome 00123, Italy 2 UTTP Technical Unit, Research Centre Portici, ENEA-National Agency for New Technologies, Energy and Sustainable Economic Development, Portici (Naples) 80055, Italy 3 Consorzio T.R.E.-Tecnologie per il Recupero Edilizio, Naples 80125, Italy
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Received: 29 December 2011 / Revised: 20 March 2012 / Accepted: 27 April 2012 / Published: 7 May 2012
(This article belongs to the Special Issue NeoGeography and WikiPlanning)
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Abstract

The latest improvements in geo-informatics offer new opportunities in a wide range of territorial and environmental applications. In this general framework, a relevant issue is represented by earthquake early warning and emergency management. This research work presents the investigation and development of a simple and innovative geospatial methodology and related collaborative open source geospatial tools for predicting and mapping the vulnerability to seismic hazard in order to support the response planning to disastrous events. The proposed geospatial methodology and tools have been integrated into an open source collaborative GIS system, designed and developed as an integrated component of an earthquake early warning and emergency management system.
Keywords: GIS; VGI; geospatial open source technology; early warning systems; emergency management GIS; VGI; geospatial open source technology; early warning systems; emergency management
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Pollino, M.; Fattoruso, G.; La Porta, L.; Della Rocca, A.B.; James, V. Collaborative Open Source Geospatial Tools and Maps Supporting the Response Planning to Disastrous Earthquake Events. Future Internet 2012, 4, 451-468.

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