With respect to the ever-increasing technological breakthroughs of geospatial systems and data improvement in various aspects of risk reduction and disaster management, the Geomatics department is established aiming at the study, development and implementation of such cohesive methods and techniques.
The highlight of the main plans and activities for this department are:
- Development of methods and utilization of different advanced systems for data collection, data management and data process for seismic damages to the built environment including the application of remote sensing (aerial and spatial imageries), communication systems, multi-functional operation systems, distributed sensor systems (i.e. ground motion sensors, surveillance cameras), and their network design and implementation.
- Investigation on improving applications of geospatial technologies in risk and disaster management;
- Database development for urban and regional areas;
- Developing geo-information technologies and Geographical Information Systems (GIS) for risk and disaster management;
- Developing different integrated systems using advanced technologies for rapid monitoring and evaluating the damage caused by earthquakes;
- Developing computational systems (hardware and software) for risk estimation and online mapping.
- Studying the application of geo-information technologies in earthquake risk management.