Data Collection

It is a priority of the Clearinghouse to use technology to aid in the collection and distribution of important information after an earthquake in California.

Data that the Clearinghouse will collect and share after an earthquake is summarized here: http://www.californiaeqclearinghouse.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/CA-Clearinghouse-desired-data-and-providers.pdf

Data Sharing

UICDS

The Clearinghouse is exploring the use of UICDS as a means of automating data sharing after an earthquake.

What is UICDS?

From the UICDS web site (http://www.uicds.us/): “UICDS is information sharing middleware for NIMS incident management that continuously receives and shares standardized data among many agencies during an incident. Your everyday application gets from UICDS exactly the data you need to use, visualize, process, improve, decide, and then share back through UICDS to keep everyone informed.”

Learn more about the Clearinghouse and UICDS here: http://www.californiaeqclearinghouse.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/The-California-Earthquake-Clearinghouse-and-UICDS.pdf

SpotOnResponse

The Clearinghouse is also testing the use of SpotOnResponse, a mobile app designed to facilitate reconnaissance in the field

Data Collection

Planning exercises conducted by the Clearinghouse have tested many applications that take advantage of the latest technology available for earthquake reconnaissance data collection.

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