Running an Analysis
The following links point you to more information about using some of RiskScape's features.
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.
- Asset builder tool
- Aggregation builder tool
- Hazard builder tool
- Converting modules from previous versions of 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
- Create Asset filters
- Asset Filter Choices (Asset Attribute Type Standards)
- Hazard Models
- Hazard specific Selections
- Historical scenarios - Wellington Earthquake example
- Choosing options during a scenario run - Christchurch Flood example
- Vulnerability models
6. Click the blue 'play' symbol in the Library tab to run your scenario
Check out the Quick Start Guide to viewing your results for more information.
1. You can use the 'Library' icons to:
- View assets
- View aggregation
- View hazard
- View or export per-asset loss results
- View or export aggregated loss results
2. Use the icons in the 'Layers' tab to adjust the following features [UI Help]
- Show or hide selected layer (example)
- Legend (example)
- Symbology (example)
- Symbology - Colour ramps & transparency (example)
- Symbology - Classifying (example)
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.
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)
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.
Contact the Help desk if you get stuck, have questions or want to report a bug.