Preparing a database
on July 5, 2006
Significant numbers of fire insurance records have been collected by the team for buildings in the Rossetti study area. These records document building conditions at the time the policies were purchased. In order to prepare these records for use in a 3D virtual model, we've created an Access database to capture a variety of different building details. These include: dimensions, # of stories, policy owner, policy date, building materials, #buildings on each property, building use, and other descriptive elements.
Most of the records collected to date have been entered into the database, with additional records to be gathered and entered in the coming weeks. Once entered, we'll investigate various modeling tools and possible applications of the data.