Geographical Information System for analysis of Critical Infrastructures and their hazards due to terrorism, man-originated catastrophes and natural disasters for the city of Gdansk

  • Marcin KulawiakEmail author
  • Zbigniew Lubniewski
  • Krzysztof Bikonis
  • Andrzej Stepnowski
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Geoinformation and Cartography book series (LNGC)


The paper presents a web-based Geographic Information System (GIS) for assessment and visualization of Critical Infra structure (CI) and its hazards which was developed by the Department of Geoinformatics at Gdansk University of Technology for the City of Gdansk. The system allows spatial processing and mapping of various CI analysis results, with the CI analysis module based on the CARVER2™ technology adapted to particular requirements of the Gdansk City Hall Crisis Management Department (CMD). The system works as an integrated solution for both visualization of hazard scenarios and a team-enabled environment for information analysis and sharing among geographically distributed decision makers. The paper focuses on the sample applications with reference to the analysis, visualization, and mapping in a geographical context of several threat scenarios, such as blast attack, chemical attack, and toxic leakage as well as the spatial distribution of critical infrastructure components in Gdansk, Poland.


GIS CARVER2 Critical infrastructures Hazards 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Marcin Kulawiak
    • 1
    Email author
  • Zbigniew Lubniewski
    • 1
  • Krzysztof Bikonis
    • 1
  • Andrzej Stepnowski
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of GeoinformaticsGdansk University of TechnologyGdanskPoland

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