China Earthquake Geospatial Research Portal
This portal has been established in response to the severe earthquake that struck Sichuan, China on May 12th 2008. Recognizing that the event has had tragic consequences for the people in the effected areas, this portal will use GIS to integrate and analyze the best information at hand as quickly as possible. We hope to establish a baseline of data about the impacts of the earthquake on the local population, and we invite you to work with us to analyze, revise, and update this information.
Our goal is to make the latest GIS data both findable and freely available to everyone--individual researchers, relief agencies, news organizations, decision makers--to speed the assistance to the hardest hit localities today, to support longer term damage assessment and rehabilitation, and to provide a permanent archive for future research.
Please join us, by registering to use this website now!
We welcome your contributions and comments, including:
> GIS layers and datasets related to the earthquake zone
> Photos and narrative documentation of specific sites
> links to agencies conducting GIS analysis about the earthquake
> historical and demographic information related to the earthquake region
> FTP files to our server for distribution and archiving on CEGRP portal