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GEM 13th anniversary: launch of Atlas 1.0 - a new and easier way of accessing seismic hazard and risk information


Mar 16, 2022

GEM is proud to commemorate its 13th year anniversary with the launch of Atlas 1.0 - a subscription-based dynamic web portal that allows subscribers to view information in a GIS style map viewer featuring instant display and download of hazard curves, high resolution exposure data and vulnerability curves for any selected point on the map.

GEM’s Global Seismic Hazard Map (GSHM) version 2019.1 with associated hazard curves, will be the first dataset that will be made available through this platform. This service gives clients a pay-as-you-go alternative to licensing the GSHM data layers directly.

About GSHM 2019.1

In 2018, GEM released its first version of the GSHM. The GEM GSHM was the first of its kind since the GSHAP was presented in 1999. The GEM GSHM was created by collating maps computed using national and regional probabilistic seismic hazard models developed by various institutions and projects, and by GEM Foundation scientists.

The OpenQuake Engine, an open-source seismic hazard and risk calculation software developed principally by the GEM Foundation, was used to calculate the hazard values. A smoothing methodology was applied to homogenize hazard values along the model borders.

Meeting the existing and future needs of the DRR community

As part of GEM’s products and services strategy, GEM is offering value-added products for a fee such as the Atlas 1.0. These value-added products will also be available for free for public-good, non-commercial applications. In turn, the revenue generated from product or services fees will be reinvested to maintain GEM’s core capabilities, with an emphasis on providing support to developing countries.

Visit the Atlas product page to subscribe or request a demo.

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