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Learning From Earthquakes

Earthquake Clearinghouses

Challenge — The Earthquake Engineering Research Institute needed to deploy data collection tools and procedures within hours after a major earthquake. The collected data needed to be organized, searchable and presentable to the public through an easily deployed web presence.

Outcome — Mortimer Smythe developed a clearinghouse deployment system allowing non-technical staff to deploy databases, mobile apps, ArcGIS data maps and data submission tools within a few clicks using a cloud dashboard. The solution contains a searchable database of all reconnaissance assets associated with any particular earthquake. The database is connected to the third party API for the Fulcrum data collection app.