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
Table of Contents
Preface. Acknowledgements. Part One: GIS for emergency preparedness and health risk reduction: concepts and principles. 1. Preparing for environmental health emergencies: the role of GIS; D. Briggs, L. Beale. 2. Timelines, environments and issues of risk in health: the practical algebra of (x, y, t, a); P. Forer. 3. Social models of disaster: vulnerability and empowerment; A. Staines. 4. Uncertainty in the application of GIS for predictive health risk assessment for a radioactive waste repository in Slovenia; B. Kontic, et al. Part Two: GIS for emergency preparedness. 5. Evaluation of volcanic fallout impact from Vesuvius using GIS; M.T. Pareschi. 5. Volcanic risk assessment and spatial planning policies in the island of Hawaii; U.F. Paleo, F. Trusdell. 7. The risk assessment of hazardous materials transporting using GIS; A. Lovett, et al. 8. A GIS-aided frequency planning for terrestrial broadcasting and land mobile services; S. Topcu, et al. 9. Progress towards harmonised European industrial risk management information systems; C. Kirchsteiger, F. Mushtaq. 10. Application of the Seveso II Directive in Slovenia with the support of GIS; M. Gerbec, B. Kontic. Part Three: GIS for health risk reduction. 11. A European health and environment information system for exposure and disease mapping and risk assessment (EUROHEIS); S. Cockings, L. Järup. 12.Address geocoding for small area en environmental health studies in Denmark; H. Hansen, A. Poulstrup. 13. Health characteristics of the Skholm population – diseasemapping using a computerised system; C. Reuterwall, et al. 14. Small area statistics on health (SMASH): a system for rapid investigations of cancer in Finland; E. Kokki, et al. 15. Geographical distribution of cardiovascular mortality in Comunidad Valenciana (Spain); J. Ferrándiz, et al. 16. Application of GIS for assessing the risk of water-borne diseases in the Samarkand Province; D. Fayzieva, et al. 17. Geographical aspects of mortality and morbidity data in Hungary: a GIS analysis; G. Nádor, et al. List of Workshop Participants. Index.