The Metro Manila Map Viewer is a GIS-based Internet tool and is currently being implemented as a prototype for earthquakes in Metro Manila, Philippines.
The Metro Manila Map Viewer allows users to retrieve useful information and maps from datasets including hazards, transportation, public facilities, emergency services, elevation, land use/zoning, and high-resolution imagery.
The Metro Manila Map Viewer is part of the risk communication tools that are jointly being developed and endorsed by the Pacific Disaster Center (PDC), and the Earthquakes and Megacities Initiative (EMI) to facilitate information sharing, and to promote city stakeholders participation, ownership transfer, and a better understanding of the linkages between disaster risk reduction and development progress. Map Viewers are developed at PDC’s headquarters in Maui, Hawaii, with the ultimate goal of transferring capacity to local clients.
The Metro Manila Map Viewer increases awareness about public safety, is useful during emergencies, also supports post-disaster recovery processes.