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.
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.
|Geo Eye satellite images of the PAP area on 1/13/2010||KML|
1/12/2010 Earthquake Event Maps/Data
|**Preliminary Damage Assessment near PAP. Based on review of satellite imagery||JPG|
|**MMI Intensity Zones near PAP|
**Shake Map – MMI Zones across Haiti
|**Potentially Affected Population|
|**MMI Values for Towns in Haiti|
|**Aftershocks – Locations/Magnitudes|
General Haiti Maps
|**Joint Operations Graphic Topographic Maps (1:250,000)||
US Department of Defense
|**PAP Topographic Maps (1:12,500)|
|**Global Map of Haiti|
|**Population Density of Haiti Towns|
|**PAP Street Map – General|
|**PAP Street Map – Detailed|
|**PAP Topographic Map (1:100,000)|
|**Topographic Detail Map – Near epicenter|
|**Shaded Relief Map of Haiti|
|**Haiti Administrative Polygons (Departments/Communes/Sections)||
|**Wireless Telephone Coverage (Voila and Digicel)||
|**Major Roads Lines||
|PAP Roads Lines||
General Seismic Maps
|**Enriquillo-Plaintain Garden Fault|
|**Epicentral Region Map|
|**Seismic Hazard Map|
|**Tectonic Setting Map|
Please note that none of these maps should be considered “official” and georeferencing may not be accurate. Use at your own risk.