A Geographic Information System (GIS) is a system designed to enable people to work with data related to places on the Earth. A GIS allows the creation, storage, manipulation, and analysis of geographic data. GIS is a very broad concept and can involve complex hardware and software. But for most people’s purposes, a simple GIS software application is all that is required
GIS in general can be used for a variety of fields, including in disaster management. Unfortunately, the GIS software currently on the market are very expensive. Therefore we make a guide how to analyze the data with GIS software, which is free and open for the purposes of disaster management, particularly in the preparation of contingency plans.
The software used is QGIS (QGIS) is a Geographic Information System (GIS) that is user-friendly and open-source. InaSAFE is a free software and open- source, that can create realistic scenario of natural disasters impact for planning, preparation, and better response. InaSAFE is developed by AIFDR through consultation with BNPB.
Analyzing Data with QGIS and InaSAFE is designed to complement the previous unit to collect spatial data with OpenStreetMap for scenario development for contingency plan.
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