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EEPImap (Earthquake Engineering Photographic Interpretation Map ( is a GIS-based image database of earthquake damage to buildings and other engineered structures. It is derived from photographs made available to CAR from post-earthquake damage missions, many of them from participants in the EEFIT field missions. Each photograph is categorised by event, location, structural typology and level of damage, in order to facilitate searches of the database by any desired characteristic. Photographs are also grouped by subject, enabling multiple photographs of the same building, bridge or other asset to be viewed together. The database is designed to enable data to be uploaded by users.

The aim of EEPImap is to increase the utility of photographs in post-event analysis of earthquake-affected regions and to contribute to understanding of building fragility and performance in earthquakes.

Currently EEPImap contains about 12,000 photographs of buildings damaged in more than 60 earthquakes. In time the photographs range from images from the first known photographic earthquake damage survey of the 1857 Great Neapolitan earthquake, taken by the French Photographer Alphonse Bernoud, to photographs from the 2016 earthquakes in Muisne Ecuador, and Kumamoto Japan provided by members of the EEFIT field mission to those earthquakes.


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