Frequently Asked Questions

Are these the only hazards that will be available?

As we establish more partnerships, we may accommodate more data for, not only hazards, but also exposure data, basemaps, vulnerability, capacity and risk information that are useful for hazards and risk assessment.

Can we download government files available in the HazardHunterPH application?

Currently, users may print the Hazard Assessment Report and the map produced or take a screenshot of the interface. Government vector files, depending on agreement with the data owner, may soon be available after launching the Map and Feature Services Portal. In the meantime, users are advised to request directly from the government agencies for vector files or other data formats.

Can we download maps from the application?

As of July 2020, official maps from PHIVOLCS' GISWeb portal can be downloaded from the website via the Download Maps feature. Map layouts from HazardHunterPH's Map View is not yet available for download. However, scanning the QR Code located in the Hazard Assessment Report and the Assessment Overview Report will direct the users back to HazardHunterPH showing the location on the map where the assessment was generated. The users may take a screenshot of the session to produce a copy of the map and assessment panel.

Do we have to pay for the hazard assessment reports generated by the application?

No. All reports generated by the application are free.

Does it produce documents that can be used for legal purposes?

We envision that institutions requiring hazards assessment will use the HazardHunterPH to verify or perform the assessment themselves. Currently, documents generated by the HazardHunterPH application may be used as reference. To request for official documents, request these from the concerned government agency.

What is the difference between HazardHunterPH with other platforms (e.g. NAMRIA’s Geoportal, PHIVOLCS FaultFinder and UP NOAH)?

HazardHunterPH, NAMRIA’s Geoportal, and UP NOAH’s platforms all have the ability to display hazards and exposure information on maps. PHIVOLCS FaultFinder only gives distance from an active fault whilst HazardHunterPH gives distance from active faults as well as volcanoes.

HazardHunterPH displays a broader range of up-to-date multi-hazard maps. More importantly, what differentiates HazardHunterPH from the rest is its ability to conduct multi-hazard assessments for seismic, volcanic, and hydro-meteorological hazards with the inclusion of explanations and recommendations from mandated agencies namely, DOST-PHIVOLCS, DOST-PAGASA, and DENR-MGB, in its generated reports.

Is it available in the App Store or Play Store?

It is now available for free as a mobile application in Google Play Store. The iOS application is still being developed.

What is HazardHunterPH and what can it do?

It is one of the applications developed under GeoRiskPH. HazardHunterPH is a web application with a map interface that allows the user to quickly and easily generate hazards assessment reports of the user’s selected location on the map. Its functions include:

• Find out if a location is prone to seismic, volcanic, or hydro-meteorological hazards
• Generate hazard assessment reports with explanations and recommendations
• See which areas in the Philippines are prone to different hazards
• Display exposure of schools, hospitals and roads to various hazards
• View up-to-date hazard information from mandated government agencies

Where can we send our feedback or report a problem with the application?

For comments and suggestions for the application, let us know by contacting us via our Feedback Form. HazardHunterPH also has a Report a Problem Form in case the user encounters an issue or problem with the data, interface, or application in general.

Will it display real-time updates from data changes by the agency?

Yes, for those agencies who have signed a Memorandum of Agreement with GeoRiskPH. As of now, most of the databases from the agencies are still being set up for the GeoRiskPH integrated system.