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OLS Field Name OLS Field Data
Main Title Geo-information for Disaster Management [electronic resource] /
Type EBOOK
Author Oosterom, Peter.
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Zlatanova, Siyka.
Fendel, Elfriede M.
Publisher Springer Berlin Heidelberg,
Year Published 2005
Call Number GA1-1776
ISBN 9783540274681
Subjects Geography. ; Information systems. ; Geographical information systems. ; Environmental toxicology.
Internet Access
Description Access URL
http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/b139115
Collation LII, 1433 p. online resource.
Notes
Due to license restrictions, this resource is available to EPA employees and authorized contractors only
Contents Notes
Plenary Contributions -- Oral Contributions -- Poster contributions -- Plenary Contributions -- Oral Contributions -- Poster contributions -- Plenary Contributions -- Oral Contributions -- Poster Contributions -- Plenary Contributions -- Oral Contributions -- Poster Contributions -- Plenary Contributions -- Oral Contributions -- Poster Contributions -- Plenary Contributions -- Oral Contributions -- Poster Contributions. 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.