top of page

Project Name

North America Exposure

Repository with the inventory of residential, commercial and industrial buildings in North America

Share

Facebook
Twitter
LinkedIn

Description

The Global Exposure Model is a mosaic of local and regional models with information regarding the residential, commercial, and industrial building stock at the smallest available administrative division of each country and includes details about the number of buildings, number of occupants, vulnerability characteristics, average built-up area, and average replacement cost.

 

The dataset is developed and maintained by the GEM Foundation, using a bottom-up approach at the global scale, using national statistics, socio-economic data, and local datasets. This model allows the identification of the most common types of construction worldwide, regions with large fractions of informal construction, and areas prone to natural disasters with a high concentration of population and building stock.

 

The North America region of the model includes the information pertaining Canada, Mexico and the United States of America.

 

For the cases of the United States and Canada, the exposure model is built upon datasets obtained with collaboration from our partnerships with the United States Geological Service (USGS) and Natural Resources Canada (NRCan). Information about the original data sources can be found in the documentation.

How to cite this work

Yepes-Estrada, C., Calderon, A., Costa, C., Crowley, H., Dabbeek, J., Hoyos, M., Martins, L., Paul, N., Rao, A., Silva, V. (2023). Global Building Exposure Model for Earthquake Risk Assessment. Earthquake Spectra. doi:10.1177/87552930231194048

Share

Facebook
Twitter
LinkedIn

License

CC BY-NC-SA 4.0

Available resources

License Request

Available Versions

An open version (v2023.1) of the model, aggregated at Administrative Level 1, is available for direct download under a CC BY-NC-SA 4.0 license. Users interested in this version can click the "Open Repository" button in the right panel to access the information. The full version for any country/territory, at the highest resolution available, can be requested by clicking on the "License Request", where a specific license will be provided, depending on the use case.

License information

The open version is available under a Creative Commons CC BY-NC-SA 4.0 license, which requires: *Attribution (you must give appropriate credit, provide a link to the license, and indicate if changes were made) *Non-commercial (you may not use the material for commercial purposes) *ShareAlike (derivatives created must be made available under the same license as the original) Any deviation from these terms incur in license infringement. For commercial use of the model, a specific license agreement must be made tailored to your use case, in such instance please click on "License Request".

text

global seismic risk mosaic map.png
transparent ripple GIF.gif
transparent ripple GIF.gif
transparent ripple GIF.gif
transparent ripple GIF.gif
transparent ripple GIF.gif
transparent ripple GIF.gif
transparent ripple GIF.gif
transparent ripple GIF.gif
transparent ripple GIF.gif
transparent ripple GIF.gif
transparent ripple GIF.gif
transparent ripple GIF.gif

Popup title

Country/Region
Available Resources
Country/Region
Available Resources
Country/Region
Resource Url

Search

search thin.png

Found

Country/Region
Resource Url

Preview

Preview is not available.

Search

search thin.png

Found

Country/Region
Resource Url

Preview

Preview is not available.

Search

search thin.png

Found

Country/Region
Resource Url

Preview

Preview is not available.

Related products

Global Exposure Model

Global Exposure Model

Global Vulnerability Model

Global Vulnerability Model

Global Seismic Risk Map

Global Seismic Risk Map

Country-Territory Seismic Risk Profiles

Country-Territory Seismic Risk Profiles

Global Seismic Hazard Map

Global Seismic Hazard Map

Related publications

bottom of page