Certificate Programme in Disaster Management   

Module 5: Technologies for Disaster Risk Mapping and Management
2 Credits

The module introduces the fundamentals of geospatial technologies like remote sensing, satellite data and GIS and introduces the importance of such technologies in the field of disaster management. Connecting to the input from Module 3, EWS for the hazards mentioned before are also covered. The module introduces the participants to a range of datasets which can be useful for the participants to employ geospatial technology followed by steps to download the satellite data and GIS data sources for various types of hazards. Explaining the importance of Disaster Risk Mapping and linking it to Decision Support System, the module introduces the basic tools to develop the basic dataset for the mapping process. The module also examines the importance of ICT in disasters and provided input on Web GIS and Social Media Integration.