Confronting Catastrophe A GIS Handbook

ISBN-10: 1589480406
ISBN-13: 9781589480407
Edition: 2002
Authors: R. W. Greene
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Description: Showing how geographic information systems (GIS) technology can provide crucial and timely information and analysis to organizations involved in emergency response and homeland security, this hands-on manual is written for communities that face the  More...

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Book details

List price: $14.95
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: ESRI, Incorporated
Publication date: 7/1/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 154
Size: 6.50" wide x 8.75" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.880
Language: English

Showing how geographic information systems (GIS) technology can provide crucial and timely information and analysis to organizations involved in emergency response and homeland security, this hands-on manual is written for communities that face the threat of large-scale disasters, whether they be wild-fires, hurricanes, earthquakes, or terrorist attacks. With full-color maps depicting the landscape of real catastrophic events; community checklists, and lessons learned from the real world of catastrophe response and preparedness, this manual is essential reading for communities that seek to make themselves more prepared should the unthinkable happen. Included are examples of how technology-savvy organizations have used the digital mapping and analysis tools of GIS technology to help in response to disasters.

Greene-Staff writer for ESRI Press & former fellow of the Kiplinger Public Affairs Reporting Program at Ohio State University

Acknowledgments and credits
Introduction
Identification and planning
Mitigation
Preparedness
Response
Recovery
Challenges for GIS in Emergency Preparedness and Response
Spatial data layers
Five-year general strategies matrix of the FIRESCOPE Geographic Information Systems and Spatial Information Technology Group (GISSIT)

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