|TSUDig WDC-MGG historiacal tsunami GIS, version 1.1, September 2010; Database update Mar 2011 [DVD]|
(2011). TSUDig WDC-MGG historiacal tsunami GIS, version 1.1, September 2010; Database update Mar 2011 [DVD]. [S.n.]: [s.l.]. DVD pp.
Water waves > Surface water waves > Tsunamis
The World Data Center for Marine Geology and Geophysics (WDC-MGG), co-located at the NOAA National Geophysical Data Center (NGDC), maintains a historical hazard database of tsunamis, significant earthquakes, and volcanic eruptions from ancient times (200 B.C.) to the present. The database includes >1,800 Tsunami Events (validity >0), >13,000 Tsunami Runups associated with Tsunami Events (validity >0), >5,000 Significant Earthquakes, and >500 Significant Volcanic Eruptions. In order to meet the needs of local authorities and tsunami warning centers from countries around the world, WDC-MGG and the UNESCO/IOC-NOAA International Tsunami Information Center (ITIC) developed a standalone GIS application to interact with a local copy of the historical hazard database. The software is based on uDig (User-friendly Desktop Internet GIS), an open-source GIS framework written in Java that is built upon the well-established Eclipse Rich Client Platform (RCP). We have customized the behavior of uDig by developing plug-in that allow the user to query the database using many different search parameters, and to display information about events on a map and in table format.