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ShakeCast Service Diagram


ShakeCast comes in two distinctly different applications, ShakeCast (Version 2.0.4) and ShakeCast LiteShakeCast Remote is an application hosting service for the full ShakeCast system by the USGS Fort Collins Science Center. A comparison of three service models is shown to the right.

ShakeCast Comparison Chart

 

ShakeCast

ShakeCast Remote

ShakeCast Lite

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Multiple Users

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Event Notification

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Cost

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ShakeCast

Critical users (lifeline utilities, for example) can receive automatic notifications within minutes of an earthquake indicated the level of shaking and the likelihood of impact to their own facilities.  ShakeCast is available for download at the USGS web site.

Usage
An application for automating ShakeMap delivery to critical users and for facilitating notification of shaking levels at user-selected facilities. Full Web-based Graphical User Interface & Documentation

Platform
Windows

Interface
PERL, Apache, MySQL, PHP

Output
Email & cell messaging, Web-based GUI using Google Maps

Authors
Kuo-Wan Lin and David Wald

ShakeCast Lite

Delivers maps of areas affected by an earthquake. Areas of interest can be defined, and shaking thresholds can be set to trigger automatic notifications. Easy to integrate with in-house systems. ShakeCast Lite is available for download at the USGS web site.

Usage
Automated ShakeMap delivery to users, facilitating use of ShakeMap products and post-download post-commands (script startup)

Platform
Mac, Unix, Windows

Interface
Scripts / text configuration files

Output
ShakeMap products and post-commands (Google Earth, Browser, etc.)

Authors
Kuo-Wan Lin and David Wald

ShakeCast Remote

Organization users who need the full ShakeCast functionality but do not have proper IT resources to operate the system can adopt the ShakeCast Remote hosting service.  Users can receive automatic notifications within minutes of an earthquake indicated the level of shaking and the likelihood of impact to their own facilities. ShakeCast Remote instance request form is available for registration here.

Usage
Same as Full ShakeCast except no access to system level functions.

Platform
All

Interface
Web browser

Output
Email & cell messaging, Web-based GUI using Google Maps

Authors
Travis LaWall and Kuo-Wan Lin

 

 

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