Geo-information for Disaster Management

Editors: van Oosterom, Peter, Zlatanova, Siyka, Fendel, Elfriede (Eds.)

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About this book

Geo-information technology offers an opportunity to support disaster management: industrial accidents, road collisions, complex emergencies, earthquakes, fires, floods and similar catastrophes (for example the recent huge disaster with the Tsunami in South-East Asia on 26 December 2004). Access to needed information, facilitation of the interoperability of emergency services, and provision of high-quality care to the public are a number of the key requirements.

Such requirements pose significant challenges for data management, discovery, translation, integration, visualization and communication based on the semantics of the heterogeneous (geo-) information sources with differences in many aspects: scale/resolution, dimension (2D or 3D), classification and attribute schemes, temporal aspects (up-to-date-ness, history, predictions of the future), spatial reference system used, etc.

The book provides a broad overview of the (geo-information) technology, software, systems needed, used and to be developed for disaster management. The book provokes a wide discussion on systems and requirements for use of geo-information under time and stress constraints and unfamiliar situations, environments and circumstances.

Reviews

From the reviews of the first edition:

"This book provides a welcome addition to the literature on geo-information for disaster management. … previous literature on this topic has been scattered … . It is therefore exceedingly useful to have a consolidated range of papers in one publication. … students, researchers, developers and users of geo-information in the disaster-management field will find this book an excellent resource. It clearly demonstrates how varied this field is … . the book covers a large range of both natural and man-made disaster-management issues." (Catherine Lowe, Environment and Planning B: Planning and Design, Vol. 33, 2006)


Table of contents (27 chapters)

  • Orchestra: Developing a Unified Open Architecture for Risk Management Applications

    Alessandro Annoni, Lars Bernard, John Douglas, et al.

    Pages 1-17

  • Laser Scanning Applications on Disaster Management

    Andrea Biasion, Leandro Bornaz, Fulvio Rinaudo

    Pages 19-33

  • Flood Vulnerability Analysis and Mapping in Vietnam

    Hoang Minh Hien, Tran Nhu Trung, Wim Looijen, et al.

    Pages 67-83

  • Methodology for Making Geographic Information Relevant to Crisis Management

    Anders Grönlund

    Pages 121-128

  • The Value of Gi4DM for Transport & Water Management

    Michel J.M. Grothe, Harry C. Landa, John G.M. Steenbruggen

    Pages 129-153

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eBook $349.00
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Hardcover $439.00
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Geo-information for Disaster Management
Editors
  • Peter van Oosterom
  • Siyka Zlatanova
  • Elfriede Fendel
Copyright
2005
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-540-27468-1
DOI
10.1007/b139115
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-540-24988-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
LII, 1433
Topics