National Disaster Management Office consultant Jiuta Korovulavula says that they have developed a mobile app that enables them to document and digitize data that will feed into a geoportal.
While speaking in the Fiji Geospatial Information Council meeting today, Korovulavula says that the intention around this is to be able to configure data so that it allows disaster risk management practitioners to utilize these in terms of disaster risk management during preparedness, response, relief and recovery phases.
The mobile application is called a geo-map-tool.
Korovulavula says that the geomaptool helps them to characterize each building in terms of its material, the shape of the building and other structural features that could help disaster managers when estimating losses during disasters.
He says this exercise was piloted in three villagers in Nadi which are Namotomoto, Saunaka and Nawaka and these communities have been digitized.Listen to the latest news on our 5 radio stations Legend FM, Viti FM, Radio Sargam, FM96 and Navtarang.