The geological and hydrometeorological phenomena are governed by laws still largely unknown. These phenomena affect the world population located in hazardous areas that did not consider considering building standards and flood affectable areas. All countries bordering the Pacific Ring of Fire and the Caribbean suffer from time to time, earthquakes. We have developed an "anti Seismic Operational Population Protector Plan" which describes the functions and actions to be developed by the city government to address and resolve the destructive effects that an earthquake will cause to citizens. This Operational Plan will be now embodied and supported by an on line software that will allow people to report damages, buildings affected, bridges collapsed, etc. At the same time, the autorities will be able to see in Google Maps the places affected, the help (volunteers, rescue elements, engineers, trucks, cranes...) sent, and the progress of the reaction to the emergency. Each site will have a cronological log (viewable via a browser), where the authorities and the people at large can see what is happening where, how progress is being achieved, and they can also add additional comments, pictures (taken from their mobile cell telephones or from their laptops or digital cameras).
The first hours after a major earthquake, are crucial. The time and preparation are critical to provide acceptable care to the affected population. That makes it essential to include the information in the process, which will automate the development of multiple activities to be implemented simultaneously.
RieSis is a finished project, built at the Centro de Investigación en Computación del IPN and sponsored by ICyTDF.
The image shows places with wounded people, as the result of a severe earthquake.
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Un video más largo (34min, 2014) sobre RieSis: pulse aquí.
The image shows the initial log of "San Simon", a place in Mexico City that was damaged. A picture of the building partially collapsed was entered into RieSis by a bystander using his digital camera. Later, the Site Coordinator (that coordinates the help at the site) arrived, and it has begun to register victims. One of them is Pedro Lopez, with his left arm broken. Pedro was given a brazalet with bar code, for easy identification, and his picture was taken and entered into the blog, so that his relatives or friends can see his status and location.