Mexican City’s Earthquake Drill Shares Responsibility with Citizens

On September 19, 1985, Mexico City, Mexico experienced a 8.1 earthquake, one of the most devastating earthquakes in history. More than 10,000 people were buried amid the city’s rubble.

To commemorate that event, Mexican City officials and citizens conduct an annual citywide evacuation and simulation to better prepare the city for similar catastrophes in the future. In the 2009 exercise, the level of civilian participation reached 5.4 million citizens.

An ESRI article, by Chris Phillips and Anthony Starr, describes how Mexican City implemented advanced visualization technology to improve GIS information sharing between decision makers.

To see full article, click here.


Sachiye Day, VERTICES intern


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