The Natural Hazard Simulator

The Natural Hazard Simulator is an application that allows users to view hazards that may potentially affect their location in Jamaica, with simulations showing likely damage to landscape or infrastructure. It was built by Mona GeoInformatics Institute (MGI) in conjunction with the Jamaica Social Investment Fund (JSIF).  The Disaster Simulation Software (DSS) system is comprised of two main components:

1. A natural hazards interactive map - showcases information about a point supplied via the user. The map application shows the user information about a point clicked which includes, but is not limited to Landscape Classes, JSIF Project Locations, Multiple Hazard Rating, Landslide Vulnerability, Income Distribution, Population Density, Soils Name and Flooding 1880 – 2010.

2. A hazards simulator - simulates damage to different types of houses (wall type, roof type, foundation type and landscape type) given a hazard (earthquake, hurricane, tropical storm, coastal surges) using the Unity 3D gaming engine.