Project: InaSAFE

Changelog for version: 4.0.0

In the last few months we have been working really hard to get InaSAFE 4.0 ready. InaSAFE 4.0 represents a great shift in our approach whereby we will be able to drive a large part of the development of new hazards support and reporting by simply defining metadata. Some key aspects and goals of this work include:

  • open up InaSAFE for 'casual' contributions of new functionality in a way which we were never able to offer before under the legacy architecture
  • reduce a lot of the code that we maintain
  • have a clear, well defined and replicable workflow for every analysis case
  • pave the way for new potential use cases in response and post-disaster recovery
  • provide the infrastructure for making beautiful rich reports and infographics
  • deal with the many edge cases that we previously had no remedy for - like confusing outputs caused by interpolation which result in buildings that do not intersect the hazard being marked as affected (as one example)

Known Issues

  • Infographics may in some cases exceed the space provided on a landscape A4 page. We recommend for now that you use the HTML infographic rather.
  • Some standards are still being developed and applied, we will be continually improving on this in upcoming releases.
  • Whilst we have made every effort to ensure that all reports produce accurate and reliable information, we encourage you to validate the results if at all possible.
  • Some analysis results may differ from those of previous versions of InaSAFE since the underlying methodology has changed.
  • Displacement rates are generalised estimates. Please help us to refine these rates if you have expert knowlege on the displacement rates that result when a particular hazard type occurs.

Special Note:

Please note that when migrating from InaSAFE 3.x to version 4, you need to update the metadata ‘keywords’ for any layer you have previously defined keywords for.


Reporting

Produce rich data outputs instead of only HTML reports

Reporting

Experimental support for infographics

Reporting

New reporting system including Jinja2 support

Reporting

Impact table uses symbols to show hazard class

Impact Functions

Support for all Coordinate Reference Systems

Impact Functions

Working with layer subsets

Impact Functions

Added support for analysis in irregular areas

Impact Functions

Added new hazard support for Tropical Cyclone

Impact Functions

Added support for exposure specific thresholds in hazard metadata

Impact Functions

Aggregation metadata for gender and age ratios

Impact Functions

Improvements to how we determine if features are affected.

Impact Functions

There is only one impact function

Impact Functions

Eathquake changes

Tools

New multi-buffer tool

Tools

InaSAFE context menu for layers

Tools

Shakemap Grid Importer Improvements

Tools

Batch runner improvements

Tools

Age and gender defaults moved to options

Documentation

New detailed help documentation