Book Chapter

Development of a Web-Based GIS Using SDI for Disaster Management

A MANSOURIAN, A RAJABIFARD, MJV ZOEJ

Geo-information for Disaster Management | Springer | Published : 2005

Abstract

Spatial data and related technologies, particularly Geographical Information System (GIS) with the capability of display, retrieval, analysis and management of spatial data, have proven crucial for disaster management. However, there are currently different problems with availability, access and usage of spatial data for disaster management. The problems with spatial data become more serious during disaster response in which reliable and up-to-date spatial data describing current emergency situation are required for planning, decision-making, and coordination of activities. It is suggested that by having an effective and efficient spatial data framework and institutional arrangements and thr..

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