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MCEER Bulletin, Volume 20, Number 2, Summer 2006

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Volume 20, Number 2, Summer 2006

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EERI Adapts Manifold GIS for its Learning from Earthquakes Program

The Earthquake Engineering Research Institute (EERI) has recently adapted MCEER technology for its Web-based GIS in the Learning from Earthquakes Program. The technology is based on Manifold GIS, a GIS software developer from Carson City, Nevada. MCEER investigator Arthur Lembo, Senior Research Associate at Cornell University, provided training and assistance to EERI. Other team members include Thomas O’Rourke and Amanda Bonneau, also from Cornell.

Three video training sessions to instruct users on how to build GIS applications using Manifold have also been developed. The topics include spatial SQL, dynamic integration with USGS and NWS gauge measurements, and dynamic integration with USGS earthquake databases. These training sessions are available on the Internet at:, and

In addition to the videos, Professor Lembo’s work focuses on the use of advanced GIS architectures for rapid response to extreme events (see related article).