Haiti Earthquake Maps and Data

On Tuesday, January 12, 2010 at 4:53 PM, a 7.0 magnitude earthquake struck near Port-Au-Prince, Haiti. Relief agencies and scientific agencies from all over the world have been compiling maps and other data to aid in relief efforts. Over the last several days I’ve been trying to help compile maps and other GIS data into KML format for Google Earth. I will try to continue to update this web page as more maps and data become available.

If you are simply looking to view maps and other data related to Haiti and the Earthquake, then you should use the Google Earth link below (download and install Google Earth first). This will add numerous map/data layers to Google Earth. Simply check the boxes next to the map/data layer that you want to view and it will become visible. Some of the layers may take a minute or two to load, depending on the speed of your internet connection.

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A detailed list of all the layers is included below. Every time you restart Google Earth, any new map/data layers will automatically be added to Google Earth on your computer.


If you are a GIS professional or relief worker, then you might find some additional useful information below, including offline version of the Google Earth KML files, GeoTIFFs of the source maps, and SHP files of the vector data. If you’re not a GIS Professional, then you should probably only use the Google Earth version of the maps/data from above.  Pretty much everything listed below is included with the Google Earth version above.

Layers marked with a ** are included as KML in a single zip file that can be downloaded and used offline with Google Earth – Offline KML zip (Version 2)

Update 1/16 – Here is a zip file with 19 layers of data from MINUSTAH in KMZ format for Google Earth.  Layers include hospitals, wells, rivers, roads, landmarks, etc, etc.  These are not yet included in the main KML link above (ran out of time today).  I’ll try to add later tonight.  In meantime, you can download the zip file and just load the KMZ files individually.

Update 1/16 – Here is a zip file with 50K topographic maps covering pretty much the entire country of Haiti.  The zip file is about 390 megabytes.  These are 8-bit GeoTIFFs.  I should have KMZs of them all tomorrow.


Satellite Imagery

Layer Source Offline Ver
Geo Eye satellite images of the PAP area on 1/13/2010

GeoEye

KML

Index

GeoTIFF

Mirror

Torrent

1/12/2010 Earthquake Event Maps/Data

Layer Source Offline
**Preliminary Damage Assessment near PAP.  Based on review of satellite imagery

www.ithacaweb.org

JPG
**MMI Intensity Zones near PAP

GDACS

Joint Research Centre, European Commission

PDF

GeoTIFF

**Shake Map – MMI Zones across Haiti

USGS

JPG/PS

GeoTIFF

**Population Exposure

UN Cartographic

USGS

PDF

GeoTIFF

**Potentially Affected Population

UN World Food Program

JPG/PDF

GeoTIFF

**Haiti Earthquakes

GDACS

Joint Research Centre, European Commission

PDF

GeoTIFF

**MMI Values for Towns in Haiti

USGS

XML

**Aftershocks – Locations/Magnitudes

USGS

HTML

General Haiti Maps

Layer Source Offline
**Joint Operations Graphic Topographic Maps (1:250,000)

US Department of Defense

KARS

GeoTIFF Individual

GeoTIFF Mosaic

Alternate Version

**PAP Topographic Maps (1:12,500)

Perry Castaneda Map Library

JPG

GeoTIFF

**Global Map of Haiti

ISCGM

Geographical Survey Institute

PDF

GeoTIFF

**Population Density of Haiti Towns

USGS

XML

**PAP Street Map – General

Minustah

JPG/PDF

GeoTIFF

**PAP Street Map – Detailed

Minustah

JPG/PDF

GeoTIFF

**PAP Topographic Map (1:100,000)

Perry Castaneda Map Library

JPG

GeoTIFF

**Topographic Detail Map – Near epicenter

UN World Food Program

JPG/PDF

GeoTIFF

**Shaded Relief Map of Haiti

Perry Castaneda Map Library

JPG

GeoTIFF

**Haiti Administrative Polygons (Departments/Communes/Sections)

US Census??

SHP

**Wireless Telephone Coverage (Voila and Digicel)

??

??

**Major Roads Lines

UNJLC

SHP

PAP Roads Lines

UNJLC

SHP

General Seismic Maps

Layer Source Offline
**Enriquillo-Plaintain Garden Fault

NASA Earth Observatory

JPG

GeoTIFF

**Epicentral Region Map

USGS

JPG/PDF

GeoTIFF

**Seismic Hazard Map

USGS

JPG/PDF

GeoTIFF

**Tectonic Setting Map

USGS

JPG/PDF

GeoTIFF

Please note that none of these maps should be considered “official” and georeferencing may not be accurate.  Use at your own risk.

Enriquillo-Plaintain Garden Fault (NASA Earth Observatory)
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