Articles | Volume 23, issue 7
Research article
14 Jul 2023
Research article |  | 14 Jul 2023

Criteria-based visualization design for hazard maps

Max Schneider, Fabrice Cotton, and Pia-Johanna Schweizer


Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Comment on egusphere-2022-1064', Anonymous Referee #1, 23 Dec 2022
    • AC1: 'Reply on RC1', Max Schneider, 19 Mar 2023
  • RC2: 'Comment on egusphere-2022-1064', Anonymous Referee #2, 06 Feb 2023
    • AC2: 'Reply on RC2', Max Schneider, 19 Mar 2023

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision | EF: Editorial file upload
ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by editor) (25 Mar 2023) by Andreas Günther
AR by Max Schneider on behalf of the Authors (10 May 2023)  Author's response   Author's tracked changes   Manuscript 
ED: Publish as is (25 May 2023) by Andreas Günther
AR by Max Schneider on behalf of the Authors (02 Jun 2023)  Manuscript 
Short summary
Hazard maps are fundamental to earthquake risk reduction, but research is missing on how to design them. We review the visualization literature to identify evidence-based criteria for color and classification schemes for hazard maps. We implement these for the German seismic hazard map, focusing on communicating four properties of seismic hazard. Our evaluation finds that the redesigned map successfully communicates seismic hazard in Germany, improving on the baseline map for two key properties.
Final-revised paper