GIS for Emergency Preparedness and Health Risk Reduction / Edition 1

GIS for Emergency Preparedness and Health Risk Reduction / Edition 1

by David J. Briggs
     
 

Seventeen papers from the April 2001 NATO conference in Budapest discuss basic principles of emergency preparedness, such as timeliness, vulnerability, and uncertainty, as well as applications of GIS in the areas of emergency preparedness and health risk reduction. Specific chapters address topics as varied as volcanic fallout, hazmat transport, industrial risk… See more details below

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Seventeen papers from the April 2001 NATO conference in Budapest discuss basic principles of emergency preparedness, such as timeliness, vulnerability, and uncertainty, as well as applications of GIS in the areas of emergency preparedness and health risk reduction. Specific chapters address topics as varied as volcanic fallout, hazmat transport, industrial risk management information systems, disease mapping, address geocoding, and water-borne diseases. Annotation (c)2003 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781402007996
Publisher:
Springer Netherlands
Publication date:
08/31/2002
Series:
Nato Science Series: IV: (closed), #11
Edition description:
Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 2002
Pages:
326
Product dimensions:
0.72(w) x 9.21(h) x 6.14(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Acknowledgements
1Preparing for environmental health emergencies: the role of GIS3
2Timelines, environments and issues of risk in health: the practical algebra of (x,y,t,a)35
3Social models of disaster: vulnerability and empowerment61
4Uncertainty in the application of GIS for predictive health risk assessment for a radioactive waste repository in Slovenia77
5Evaluation of volcanic fallout impact from Vesuvius using GIS101
6Volcanic risk assessment and spatial planning policies in the island of Hawai'i115
7The risk assessment of hazardous materials transportation using GIS137
8A GIS-aided frequency planning tool for terrestrial broadcasting and land mobile services157
9Progress towards harmonised European industrial risk management information systems173
10Application of the Seveso II Directive in Slovenia with the support of GIS193
11A European health and environment information system for exposure and disease mapping and risk assessment (EUROHEIS)207
12Address geocoding for small area environmental health studies in Denmark227
13Health characteristics of the Stockholm population - disease mapping using a computerised system241
14Small area statistics on health (SMASH): a system for rapid investigations of cancer in Finland255
15Geographical distribution of cardiovascular mortality in Comunidad Valenciana (Spain)
16Application of GIS for assessing the risk of water-borne diseases in the Samarkand Province283
17Geographical aspects of mortality and morbidity data in Hungary: a GIS analysis293
List of Workshop Participants317
Index323

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