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Geospatial Technologies and Homeland Security

Research Frontiers and Future Challenges

Series: GeoJournal Library, Vol. 94

Sui, Daniel (Ed.)

2008, XXVIII, 360 p.

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  • Comprehensive review of the latest geospatial technologies for homeland security and emergency management applications
  • Covering a diverse topics, ranging from technical, methodological, social, and educational issues
  • Written by leading academic researchers in geospatial technologies and homeland security/emergency management

This edited volume, based upon the papers presented during the "Geospatial Technologies and Homeland Security Symposium" on Nov. 15, 2006, presents an overview of the latest development of geospatial technologies (including, but not limited to, GIS, RS, GPS, LBS, spatial analysis and modelling etc.) and their applications in piecing together the complex puzzles facing the challenges of the homeland security research and education. A wide variety of topics, ranging from conceptual and methodological to technical and social/legal issues, are covered by contributions from leading academic researchers.

This book will be of great interest to researchers and practitioners in both GIS and homeland security. It could also serve as a reference text for advanced GIS courses at the undergraduate level or main text for seminars in GIScience.

Content Level » Research

Keywords » Emergency Management - GIS - Geoinformationssysteme - Homeland Security - Security - Social Sciences - Surveillance - geoinformatics - geospatial - remote sensing

Related subjects » Earth Sciences & Geography - Environmental Science & Engineering - Geographical Information Systems

Table of contents 

Dedication page/Acknowledgement,- Biography of the editor and contributors,- Foreword: Douglas Richardson,- Chapter 1. Geospatial technologies and homeland security: An overview: Daniel Z. Sui,- Chapter 2. Remote sensing and GIS as counterterrorism tools for homeland security: The case of Afghanistan: John (Jack) Shroder,- Chapter 3. Economic impacts of terrorist attacks and natural disasters: Case studies of Los Angles and Houston: Qisheng Pan et al,- Chapter 4. From crime analysis to homeland security: A role for neighborhood profiling?: David I Ashby et al,- Chapter 5. Measuring and mapping conflict-related deaths and segregation: Lessons from the Belfast ‘troubles’: Victor Mesev et al ,- Chapter 6. Internal security for communities: A spatial analysis of the effectiveness of sex offender laws: Douglas F. Wunneburger et al ,- Chapter 7. Remote sensing-based damage assessment for homeland security: Anthony M. Filippi,- Chapter 8. Estimating flood damage in Texas using GIS: Predictors, consequences, and policy implications: Samuel D. Brody and Sammy Zahran,- Chapter 9. Agent-based modeling and evacuation planning: F. Benjamin Zhan and Xuwei Chen,- Chapter 10. Building evacuation in emergencies: A review and interpretation of software for simulating pedestrian egress: Christian J.E. Castle and Paul A. Longley,- Chapter 11. High-resolution coastal elevation data: The key to planning for storm surge and sea level rise: Mark Monmonier,- Chapter 12. Remote sensing and GIS applications for precision area-wide pest management: Implications for homeland security: Yanbo Huang et al,- Chapter 13. Spatial epidemiology: Where have we come in 150 years?: Michael Ward,- Chapter 14. The role of geosurveillance and security in the politics of fear: Jeremy W. Crampton,- Chapter 15. Mapping the under-scrutinized: The West German census boycott movement of 1987 and the dangers of information-based Security: Matthew Hannah,- Chapter 16. The Importance of spatial thinking in anuncertain world: Robert S. Bednarz and Sarah W. Bednarz,- Chapter 17. GIS and homeland security education: Creating a better tomorrow in our classrooms today: David McIntye and Andrew Klein,- Chapter 18. Geospatial technologies and homeland security: Challenges and opportunities: Michael F. Goodchild,- Index

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