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MzS Tools: GIS Methods and Tools for Seismic Microzonation Mapping

Version 1 : Received: 24 August 2021 / Approved: 26 August 2021 / Online: 26 August 2021 (09:54:56 CEST)
Version 2 : Received: 6 September 2021 / Approved: 7 September 2021 / Online: 7 September 2021 (11:53:51 CEST)

How to cite: Cosentino, G.; Pennica, F.; Tarquini, E.; Cavuoto, G.; Stigliano, F. MzS Tools: GIS Methods and Tools for Seismic Microzonation Mapping. Preprints 2021, 2021080502 Cosentino, G.; Pennica, F.; Tarquini, E.; Cavuoto, G.; Stigliano, F. MzS Tools: GIS Methods and Tools for Seismic Microzonation Mapping. Preprints 2021, 2021080502

Abstract

MzSTools is a plugin for QGIS developed by the Institute of Environmental Geology and Geoengineering of the National Research Council (CNR-IGAG). The plugin has been designed as a set of practical and easy-to-use tools to carry out seismic microzonation (SM) studies, by producing standard compliant geographic database and maps, thus making them accurate, homogeneous and uniform for all municipalities in Italy. A geodatabase based on SQLite/SpatiaLite Relational Database Management System (RDBMS) has been designed to collect and store data related to elements such as: geognostic surveys; bedrocks and cover terrains; superficial and buried geomorphological elements; tectonic-structural elements; elements of geological instability such as landslide zones, liquefaction zones and zones affected by active and capable faults; homogeneous microzones in seismic perspective, microzones characterized by a seismic amplification factor. MzSTools assembles in a single software environment a set of useful tools in a configurable QGIS project template, comprising layers, symbol libraries, cartographic styles and print layouts for the SM maps. The plugin is open source and hosted on the GitHub platform, and available via the official QGIS plugins repository (https://plugins.qgis.org/plugins/MzSTools/).

Keywords

Python; QGIS plugin; geodatabase; Seismic microzonation; SpatiaLite.

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Received: 7 September 2021
Commenter: Giuseppe Cosentino
Commenter's Conflict of Interests: Author
Comment: We have uploaded a new version of the manuscript and supplementary material, revised and corrected, with new figures and some parts of the text improved.
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