Confronting Catastrophe: A GIS Handbook / Edition 1

Confronting Catastrophe: A GIS Handbook / Edition 1

by R W Greene
     
 

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ISBN-10: 1589480406

ISBN-13: 9781589480407

Pub. Date: 10/01/2002

Publisher: ESRI Press

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

Overview

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781589480407
Publisher:
ESRI Press
Publication date:
10/01/2002
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
154
Sales rank:
956,155
Product dimensions:
6.58(w) x 8.99(h) x 0.40(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments and creditsv
Introductionix
Chapter 1Identification and planning1
Chapter 2Mitigation15
Chapter 3Preparedness27
Chapter 4Response41
Chapter 5Recovery71
Appendix AChallenges for GIS in Emergency Preparedness and Response80
Appendix BSpatial data layers111
Appendix CFive-year general strategies matrix of the FIRESCOPE Geographic Information Systems and Spatial Information Technology Group (GISSIT)121

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