Geospatial Techniques in Urban Hazard and Disaster Analysis by Pamela S. ShowalterGeospatial Techniques in Urban Hazard and Disaster Analysis by Pamela S. Showalter

Geospatial Techniques in Urban Hazard and Disaster Analysis

EditorPamela S. Showalter

Paperback | March 14, 2012

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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 analysisearthquakes and tsunamis and international applicationshurricane response/recovery metropolitan case studiesevacuation 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.
Title:Geospatial Techniques in Urban Hazard and Disaster AnalysisFormat:PaperbackDimensions:468 pagesPublished:March 14, 2012Publisher:Springer NetherlandsLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:9400730845

ISBN - 13:9789400730847

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Table of Contents

1. Introduction.- Section 1. Sea Level Rise and Flood Analysis.- Section 2. Metropolitan Case Studies.- Section 3. Earthquakes, Tsunamis, and International Applications.- Section 4. Hurricane Response and Recovery.- Section 5. Evacuation Studies.

Editorial Reviews

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)