TOOL FOR CROWD-SOURCING OF CRISIS INFORMATION : DisRes

Management of resources in a disaster is difficult. Rescue personnel are spread across the wide spread of the disaster area. Situational awareness is maintained using hand-written tables and charts and updates arrive in the form of verbal messages via radio or courier. In such environment, situational awareness can be enhanced by improving and automating updates, monitoring and reacting to status changes, and extending data communications across the entire disaster. So, an open source platform is developed by the students of IIIT which combines SMS, Twitter and Google maps to crowd source crisis information. Location-specific information is communicated directly to subscribers. The application facilitates rapid verification system for the crowd sourced information to crosscheck the tagged information from different sources.

   


LIQUEFACTION ASSESSMENT TOOL : LiqAss

Liquefaction is a phenomena in which when loose, cohesion less, saturated soils in undrained condition when subjected to earthquake loading or dynamic loads behave like a fluid due to subsequent loss of shear strength and increase in pore water pressure. The effect of liquefaction can be predicted in three stage: Evaluation of Susceptibility, hazard and deformations. Currently, a tool has been developed for the assessment of liquefaction hazard. Many different methods are available for the assessment of liquefaction hazard but the stress based approach has been chosen for the development of the tool.