Alcis releases public web map of Afghanistan earthquake

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Alcis releases public web map of Afghanistan earthquake

KABUL (Pajhwok): Alcis, a Geographical Information Services, has released a public web map on the Afghanistan earthquake that struck the east of the country on the night of the 21st June, according to a statement on Saturday.

“We have as well created a web page to host the various static mapping products we have produced so far, as here: 

This is the largest earthquake to hit the country and two decades and media report at least 1,000 deaths and 2,000 homes destroyed.  It is hoped that this web map and the static maps will help the emergency response whilst highlighting the enormity of the challenge facing them. 

This web map will allow users to engage with the data much more dynamically than static maps.

The web map currently consists the locations of settlements within the affected area and roads, by type.

More data will be added in the coming hours to build it out more.

Impacted homes and last year’s drought, where many people living in this region have been affected by drought, both last year and possibly this year.

Impacted homes map. A map showing the number of domestic compounds within each of the earthquake shake zones.
Imagery analysis. A first look some of the damage to homes seen within very high resolution imagery collected yesterday over the impacted, in this case, this in Tani district in Khost province.


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