The aim of this project was to model the cellular network and simulate
the networks response to a natural hazard. Specific objectives included:
- Simulating earthquakes in the Fraser Valley and assessing their impact. Nhematis, by Nobility Software, allowed us to model earthquakes in the Vancouver region.
- Modelling the cellular telecommunications network in the GVRD
- Modelling human factors such as traffic flow, cell phone usage, and population convergence
- Combining all of the above into a model that will assess the potential problems that may arise in the event of an earthquake
A secondary objective was to highlight the potential of GIS as a tool for
modelling hazards and modelling cellular telecommunications networks.