The application was developed to present information relating to New Zealand earthquakes on smart phones and mobile devices in a clear and concise manner by combining QuakeML with Google Maps using HTML5.
For the record, when excluding unit test code from the
grails stats output there are a total of 242 lines of server-side code for the application. That should cut down on maintenance effort giving more time to work on other things.
I hope you find the application informative.
On February 22nd at 12:51pm, 2011 a violent earthquake hit the city of Christchurch, New Zealand. This earthquake measured 6.3 on the Richter scale at a depth of 5.87km and was responsible for widespread destruction and loss of life.
In the time since the earthquake hit Christchurch, I have come to terms that in the foreseeable future, life in my home town will be very different. Many houses have been destroyed, numerous heritage buildings in Christchurch are beyond repair, and businesses that once thrived are now fighting for survival.
Despite recent struggles for many of the residents of Christchurch, I know that people will regain their confidence and the city will flourish again after the rebuild.
Included here are are some pictures taken around the city over the past few weeks by myself and others. Credit goes to my friends Conor Boyd, Melanie Muirson, and Trevor Keohane for sharing some of their photos with me.
Kia Kaha Christchurch.
Footnote: Just to emphasise how destructive these events are, a powerful earthquake and tsunami hit Tōhoku, Japan on March 11th. My thoughts go out to those who have lost or are missing family or friends there.