Structure of a use case

The use cases are structured more or less in the same manner, consisting of the following components:

  • Short summary of the use case
  • Key words of the use case
  • Links to other parts of the CHARIM handbook that relate to the topic of the use case
  • Introduction of the use case, and formulation of the objectives of the task described in the use case.
  • Flowchart of the procedure followed, which may be linked to an interactive presentation
  • Case study description, which introduces a particular area that will be used to illustrate the task described in the use case
  • Data requirements section, which lists the various types of spatial and non-spatial data needed for the specific work task that is described in the use case
  • Analysis steps, which described step-by-step the individual procedures and analysis methods required for performing the task
  • Results, where the analysis steps are illustrated with results from a particular example area
  • Conclusions on the use of hazard and risk information for the specific task
  • Reference and further links to other useful resources.

Interactive presentations

The Use Case Book contains a large number of interactive presentations, which have been generated using PowerPoint presentation and the interactive tool ISpring Free 7, that converts a PowerPoint file into an interactive web-page. The presentations are opened in a new window. You can navigate through them, using the menu's indicated on the screen, or just by pressing space or with a mouse click. After completion, you close the window and return back to the main Use Case.

GIS exercises

Some of the use case are also GIS exercises, dealing with actual data, and are therefore more extensive than the others, which only use maps/graphs etc as illustrations. For example, the use cases of Chapter 4, Evaluating Planning Alternatives, are all accompanied by a GIS exercise, with GIS data and an Open Source GIS software (ILWIS) that can be used to carry out the exercises. The exercises guide you step-by-step through the various procedures.

Links

The online version of the Use Case book can be consulted individually for each relevant section. The Use Case Book contains many links to the relevant section of the Methodology Book and the Data Management Book, and in practice users are expected to go from link to link back and forth from one book to another, depending on their interest. The book also contains many links to external resources, and users are invited to use these whenever appropriate.

  • Internally linked. Links between the pages allow you to navigate to relevant sections depending on your interest
  • Links to other use cases.
  • Links to the Methodology Book, that provides the theoretical background related to hazard and risk assessment;
  • Links to data management book. All aspects related to the use of (spatial) data for hazard, vulnerability and risk assessment, and for the applications in spatial planning and critical infrastructure are given provided in the text.
  • Links to external resources are provided when required. Given the level of the methodology book, it is not possible to deal with all topics in an exhaustive manner, and links to detailed documents are provided. 
  • Links to other media

Printing

Of course it is also possible to make a print out of the sections of the book, in a pdf, which can be printed on paper, and read by those that don't like to read from a computer screen. To print out a section click on the pdf button on the upper right of the section. Alternatively , you can use the print button and print out the use case on paper, or as a pdf file. 

Comments

You can also give comments on the Use Case in order to suggest improvements for the next version. The page contains a comments section at the bottom.

You can also use the Forum section on the main window to discuss particular issues with other users of the platform. It is our desire to improve the contents of the books based on your feedback. Therefore we hope that you will use the opportunity to provide feedback though the forum part on the main window. 

Table of Contents 

TABLE OF CONTENTS

EXAMPLE FROM

MAIN INTENDED USERS

Use Case Book

 

Planners

Engineers

GIS experts

1. Introduction

 

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1.1 Objectives of this book

 

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1.2 How to use this book

 

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2. Land use planning

 

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2.1 National land use plan

Grenada

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2.2 Local land use planning

Grenada

V

 

 

2.3 Building construction

No specific example

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2.4 Relocation planning

Belize, Dominica, SVG

V

 

 

2.5 Building control

Various countries

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2.6 Land subdivision process

Various countries

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3 Critical infrastructure

 

 

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3.1 Planning (re)location

 

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3.1.1 Buildings

Saint Vincent

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3.1.2 Roads

Saint Lucia

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3.1.3 Other critical infrastructure

 

V

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3.2 Design guidelines

 

 

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3.2.1 Buildings

Saint Lucia and Saint Vincent

 

V

 

 

3.2.2 Roads in flood areas

Belize

 

V

 

 

3.2.3 Roads in landslide areas

Dominica and Saint Vincent

 

V

 

3.3 Structural measures

 

 

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3.3.1 Buildings & landslides

Generic

 

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3.3.2 Buildings & floods

Saint Lucia

 

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3.3.3 Roads & landslides

Saint Vincent

 

V

 

 

3.3.4 Roads & floods

Dominica and Saint Lucia

 

V

 

 

3.3.5 Other critical infrastructure

Belize and Saint Lucia

 

V

 

3.4 Watershed management

 

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3.5 Multi-functional use of space

Generic

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4. Planning alternatives

 

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4.1 Introduction

Generic island example

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4.2 Analyze current risk

Generic island example

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4.3 Planning alternatives

Generic island example

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4.4 Future scenarios

Generic island example

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4.5 Alternatives & scenarios

Generic island example

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4.6 Decision Support System

Generic island example

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5. Preparedness planning

 

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5.1 Flood Early Warning

Saint Lucia

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5.2 Shelter planning

Dominica

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6. Risk assessment

 

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6.1 National multi-hazard exposure analysis

Saint Vincent

V

 

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6.2 National flood exposure analysis

Belize

V

 

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6.3 Local coastal flood risk assessment

Jamaica

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6.4 Local flashflood risk assessment

Saint Lucia

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7. Exposure and vulnerability

 

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7.1 National vulnerability assessment

Grenada

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7.2 Generating physical vulnerability curves

Generic example

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7.3 Using land use maps

Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and Grenada

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7.4 Mapping buildings from satellite images

Dominica

 

 

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7.5 Census data for elements-at-risk

Grenada

 

 

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7.6 Local level elements-at-risk mapping

Saint Lucia

 

 

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8. Hazard assessment

 

 

 

 

8.1 Analysing historical data of hazard events

Saint Vincent

 

 

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8.2 Analysing rainfall

Saint Lucia

 

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8.3 National scale landslide susceptibility

Dominica

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8.4 National landslide susceptibility for roads

Dominica

 

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8.5 National scale multi-hazard map

Saint Vincent

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8.6 National flood hazard assessment

Belize

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8.7 National flash flood hazard assessment

Saint Lucia

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9. Data management

 

 

 

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9.1 Homogenize data

Dominica, Saint Lucia and Saint Vincent

 

 

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9.2 Digital Elevation Models

Grenada and Dominica

 

 

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9.3 Landslide mapping

Dominica

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9.4 Damage from images

Haiti

 

 

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9.5 Hazard & loss database

Generic

 

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9.6 Data sharing

Generic

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