A number of organisations in the Pacific have combined their expertise to develop a data base of the region's assets.
At times of natural disasters it's hoped the data base will save valuable time in bringing much needed help to communities devastated by natural disasters.
The data base can show at the press of a computer button what buildings roads, schools etc that have been ruined, allowing authorities to offer immediate help based on accurate information.
In the past these kinds of assessments have often taken weeks.
Presenter: Graldine Coutts