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Overview

Technology plays a vital role in the effectiveness of a management plan during an emergency. Emergency Management Technology not only provides a detailed overview of the technology used, it also clearly explains how the technology is applied in the field. Readers will learn how to utilize technology in emergency planning, response, recovery and mitigation efforts and they'll uncover the key elements that must be in place for technology to enhance the emergency management process.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780471789734
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 10/20/2006
  • Series: Wiley Pathways Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 312
  • Sales rank: 772,651
  • Product dimensions: 7.50 (w) x 9.25 (h) x 0.65 (d)

Meet the Author

John C. Pine, Ph. D., is an Associate Research Professor as well as a member of the Graduate Faculty and Adjunct Professor at Louisiana State University's Department of Management. He received his B.A. from Rhodes College in Memphis, TN in 1968, followed by his Masters and his Ph. D. from the University of Georgia. Research interests include vulnerability and consequence assessment to natural and man-made hazards; liability issues and emergencies; and crisis management.

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Table of Contents

1 Using Technology: Technology as a Tool 1

2 Emergency Management and the Internet: Information Superhighway 16

3 Networks and Communications Systems: Working Together 36

4 GIS and GPS Tools: Maps and Geographic Systems 62

5 Direct and Remote Sensing: Describing and Detecting Hazards 91

6 Emergency Management Decision Support Systems: Using Data to Manage Disasters 131

7 Hazard Analysis and Modeling: Predicting the Impact 165

8 Warning Systems: Alerting the Public to Danger 195

9 Operational Problems and Technology: Making Technology Work for You 221

10 Trends in Technology 239

Bibliography 258

Glossary 266

Index 273

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