Building inventory data development for pre-earthquake evaluation
Djenaliev et al.
The detailed building inventory data is needed for the pre-earthquake evaluation of urban areas. Unfortunately, this kind of data set is not sufficiently available in developing countries. Therefore, the Inventory Data Capture Tools (IDCT) developed by The Global Earthquake Model (GEM) Foundation was applied for building inventory data collection based on the field survey to sample buildings. The IDCT tools were developed for mobile and tablet type hardware, and also in the paper form for building data collection. These tools are designed to apply directly the GEM building taxonomy, allowing users to collect information using dropdown forms and pre-loaded options for all building attributes to be systematically collected. The IDCT is compatible with any GIS software and Google Earth Application. The Spatial Inventory Data Developer (SIDD) is important for creating “mapping schemes” – statistically generating of sampled building data distributions to areas of urban land use zones. These tools were successfully applied as a case study for Karakol city in Kyrgyzstan.