ISSN 2344 – 1283, ISSN CD-ROM 2344 – 1291, ISSN ONLINE 2344 – 1305, ISSN-L 2344 – 1283


Published in Scientific Papers. Series "Journal of Young Scientist", Vol. 2
Written by Ionut-Alexandru BĂTRÎNACHE, Dumitru-Lucian BLĂGESCU

Bucharest can be ranked as the megacity having the highest seismic risk in Europe due to occurrences of earthquakes originating repeatedly from the same source. The density of tall buildings built in Bucharest before World War II, many being unconsolidated, require a GIS based inventory that could help an eventual intervention in case of a natural disaster and aid the assessment of high seismic risk buildings. This paper aims to present the use of ArcGIS online platform developed by ESRI to map the high seismic risk buildings situated in the historic center of the Bucharest, known for its many unconsolidated old buildings, and to highlight the benefits of using the GIS technology.

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