Real-time mapping capabilities are changing the way the earthquakes are visualized and studied.
FREMONT, CA: Advanced technologies have brought intangible elements into view and have demonstrated insights into phenomena such as earthquakes through visualizations. With multiple functionalities and features of Ersi's offerings, users can access data regarding earthquakes directly from the Prompt Assessment of Global Earthquakes for Response (PAGER) program. This data results from continuous monitoring and timely updates every five minutes. Some of the features that make the earthquake mapping tool from Esri valuable are discussed below.
• Access to Categorized Earthquake Data
The impacts of earthquakes are generally correlated to their intensities. With Esri, it is possible to view earthquake events classified by the magnitude of intensity. Apart from that, the high-intensity quakes, which have a greater impact on human life and property, also carry labels on the map. These labels ensure that the high-impact earthquakes are highlighted and differentiated from the low-impact ones present.
• Deeper Layers with More Details
Apart from the information regarding impacts, Esri's maps can convey many more details, which can be visualized on the maps and answers to questions regarding the time of occurrence of an earthquake, its extent, and spread, and its impacts can also be obtained and studied in depth. These maps are color-coded and, thus, are easy to perceive.
• Options to Customize
From filters to customizable time, everything is possible when it comes to earthquake maps. Built-in layers that are already prepared for sharing are also available in Esri offerings. These added features give users a lot of control and flexibility.
Constant improvements in the layers now allow faster updates and smooth performance even when demands increase. Thus, viewing and understanding the implications of an earthquake or its impact is now easy and comprehensive with Esri and its expertise.