Running an Analysis

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The following links point you to more information about using some of RiskScape's features.

Running a scenario

If you are new to using RiskScape we strongly advise that you refer to the introductory quick start guide 'running a scenario'

1. First you need to download layers for assets, aggregation, hazards, and losses from the Repository [UI Help]

2. You can add your own data. Use the following 'builder' tools to bring your data into RiskScape.

3. You can use the 'Asset modification tool' to change the characteristics of assets to test mitigation methods (this is under development)

4. Select layers in the ‘Analysis’ column, and click 'add to library' [UI Help]

5. Use the Analysis Wizard to refine your scenario


6. Click the blue 'play' symbol in the Library tab to run your scenario

Viewing your results

Check out the Quick Start Guide to viewing your results for more information.

1. You can use the 'Library' icons to:

2. Use the icons in the 'Layers' tab to adjust the following features [UI Help]

3. You can use the 'Identify features' icon on the map tool bar to select an asset (or aggregation unit) and look at the results in the 'Identify' tab. You can also right click on the layer and view the attribute table.

Exporting your results

Check out the Quick Start Guide to exporting your results.

You can export your results in the following formats

  • CSV/MS Excel file
  • ESRI Shapefile (which can be imported into Google Earth)
  • Google Earth (under development)

Using your results

Check out the Quick Start Guide to using your results.

Software and computer resources

Running the impact model can be very computationally intensive and may take several minutes or more running your computer at full resources, especially if you are using a large asset dataset (e.g. Auckland buildings). Each analysis runs in the background so you can have multiple models running at once and continue to use RiskScape or other programs on your computer whilst the analysis is processing.

Closing and stopping an analysis

It is important to leave RiskScape open during an impact model run. Closing RiskScape while an analysis is running will stop an analysis from running and results will not be generated.

Getting Help

Contact the Help desk if you get stuck, have questions or want to report a bug.