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Haiti Damage Assessment

On January 12, 2010, a magnitude 7.0 earthquake occurred 16 miles west of Port-Au-Prince, Haiti. In an effort to aid emergency management efforts, members of LESAM participated in a damage assessment. By comparing pre– and post earthquake imagery using Google Earth, members were able to classify the extent of the damage done to each building in the region. More information about the process and collaborators involved can be obtained by using the links below.

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After:

UB NOW: Geographers Help Haiti Recovery

 

WKBW News 7 Article: U.B. Students Help “Map Out” Road to Future for Haiti

IGERT HighlightBuffalo Team Performs Rapid Assessment of Building Damage AFter the Haiti Earthquake

Collaborators:

Global Earth Observation Catastrophe Assessment Network (GEO-CAN)
ImageCat
Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT)
Earthquake Engineering Research Institute (EERI)
Earthquake Engineering field Investigation Team
Georgia Tech University
University of North Carolina, Charlotte
BQE Engineering

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