The development of a cloud-GIS platform for the management and sharing of geographic data during the central Italy seismic sequence

Maurizio Pignone, Rocco Cogliano, Raffaele Moschillo


For several years, the Istituto Nazionale di Geofisica e Vulcanologia (INGV, National Institute of Geophysics and Volcanology) uses ArcGIS Online (, to share information about the real-time seismicity in Italy with other geographical data, geological and seismological, through the development of different WebGIS applications with various customized functionalities. During the earthquake emergency in Central Italy in August 2016,  WebGIS applications have been widely used. They derive from a common platform developed a few months earlier by the LABGIS of INGV-Irpinia. This platform has enabled the management and updating of the seismic data of the sequence in real time and their integration with the leading INGV databases seismological and seismotectonic and those of other Institutes. Moreover, these applications have permission to manage and share information and even data from the activities of the INGV Emergency Groups , such as the location and characteristics of seismic and  accelerometric temporary stations installed by the teams of SISMIKO and EMERSITO and the geological observations from the EMERGEO Group.


Cloud gis; Webgis; Real-time data; Emergency management

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Published by INGV, Istituto Nazionale di Geofisica e Vulcanologia - ISSN: 2037-416X