Conceptual risk model for fire risk in informal settlements of Cape Town

Dataset

Abstract

This dataset contains fire risk data for informal settlements in Cape Town, South Africa. The geographic dataset in shapefile format consists of polygons of informal settlements in the City of Cape Town with attributable risk metrics. The risk metrics were calculated from the dwelling outline dataset also available in this collection (available at https://datashare.is.ed.ac.uk/handle/10283/3560). The aerial photography from which the digitised dwelling outlines were produced was captured in February 2018 and thus the shapefile of informal settlement fire risk captured conditions of settlements for February 2018. The dataset is also presented in table format (.xlsx, .pdf, .csv) for use in a non-GIS workspace. This work is supported by IRIS-Fire project of UK (Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council Grant no.: EP/P029582/1).

Data Citation

Stevens, Samuel; Gibson, Lesley; Rush, David. (2020). Conceptual risk model for fire risk in informal settlements of Cape Town, 2018 [dataset]. University of Edinburgh. School of Engineering. Infrastructure and Environment. https://doi.org/10.7488/ds/2766.
Date made available7 Feb 2020
PublisherEdinburgh DataShare
Temporal coverage1 Feb 2018 - 28 Feb 2018
Geographical coverageCity of Cape Town, informal settlements,ZA,ZA,SOUTH AFRICA

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