Geotechnologies and the Environment

Geospatial Techniques in Urban Hazard and Disaster Analysis

Editors: Showalter, Pamela S., Lu, Yongmei (Eds.)

  • Presents recent research on geographic information technologies (GIT)
  • The main types of technologies discussed in this volume are geographic information systems, remote sensing and global positioning systems
  • The goal is to provide GIT tools for more efficient ways to respond to, mitigate and prevent hazard and disaster events in urban settings
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About this book

This book examines how Geographic Information Technologies (GIT) are being implemented to improve our understanding of a variety of hazard and disaster situations. The volume is a compilation of recent research using Geographic Information Systems (GIS), Remote Sensing (RS) and other technologies such as Global Positioning Systems (GPS) to examine urban hazard and disaster issues. The goal is to improve and advance the use of such technologies during four classic phases of hazard and disaster research: response, recovery, preparation and mitigation. The focus is on urban areas, broadly defined in order to encompass rapidly growing and densely populated areas.

The material presented is multidisciplinary, with contributions from scholars in Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America and North America, and is presented in five key sections:

  • sea level rise and flood analysis
  • earthquakes and tsunamis and international applications
  • hurricane response/recovery
  • metropolitan case studies
  • evacuation studies

This volume contributes to our understanding of extreme events in urban environments with the use of GIT and expanding its role at the local, regional, state and federal levels. The book is a valuable reference for academic researchers and professionals and practitioners working in hazard management and mitigation.

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From the reviews:

“The primary focus of this volume is on the use of spatial technologies in urban hazard and disaster issues, concentrating on their use in four stages in the disaster management process: response, recovery, preparation, and mitigation. … the editors of this volume have provided an extremely useful addition to the literature in this area and one which deserves to be read by researchers with wider research interests in all aspects of disaster analysis.” (Gary Higgs, Environment and Planning B: Planning and Design, Vol. 38, 2011)

Table of contents (21 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Showalter, Pamela S. (et al.)

    Pages 1-7

  • Modeling Sea-Level Rise and Surge in Low-Lying Urban Areas Using Spatial Data, Geographic Information Systems, and Animation Methods

    Usery, E. Lynn (et al.)

    Pages 11-30

  • Urban Expansion and Sea-Level Rise Related Flood Vulnerability for Mumbai (Bombay), India Using Remotely Sensed Data

    Pavri, Firooza

    Pages 31-49

  • A GIS for Flood Risk Management in Flanders

    Deckers, Pieter (et al.)

    Pages 51-69

  • Using Geographic Information Science to Estimate Vulnerable Urban Populations for Flood Hazard and Risk Assessment in New York City

    Maantay, Juliana (et al.)

    Pages 71-97

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eBook $189.00
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  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $249.00
price for USA
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Softcover $249.00
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  • ISBN 978-94-007-3084-7
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Geospatial Techniques in Urban Hazard and Disaster Analysis
Editors
  • Pamela S. Showalter
  • Yongmei Lu
Series Title
Geotechnologies and the Environment
Series Volume
2
Copyright
2010
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-90-481-2238-7
DOI
10.1007/978-90-481-2238-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-90-481-2237-0
Softcover ISBN
978-94-007-3084-7
Series ISSN
2365-0575
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 452
Number of Illustrations and Tables
90 b/w illustrations, 61 illustrations in colour
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