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Geospatial techniques in urban hazard and disaster analysis
Showalter, P.S.; Yongmei, L. (Ed.) (2009). Geospatial techniques in urban hazard and disaster analysis. Geotechnologies and the environment, 2. Springer: Dordrecht. ISBN 978-90-481-2237-0. xvi, 452 pp.
Part of: Geotechnologies and the environment. Springer: Dordrecht, more
Geospatial techniques in urban hazard and disaster analysis

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Keywords
    Earthquakes; Evacuation; Flood control; Floods; GIS; Hazard analysis; Hurricanes; Sea level changes; Tsunamis; Urban environments

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  • Showalter, P.S., editor
  • Yongmei, L., editor

Content
  • Deckers, P.; Kellens, W.; Reyns, J.; Vanneuville, W.; De Maeyer, Ph. (2009). A GIS for flood risk management in Flanders, in: Showalter, P.S. et al. (Ed.) Geospatial techniques in urban hazard and disaster analysis. Geotechnologies and the environment, 2: pp. 51-69, more

Abstract
    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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