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Title Geospatial techniques in urban hazard and disaster analysis / Pamela S. Showalter, Yongmei Lu, editors
Published Dordrecht ; New York : Springer, [2010]
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Description 1 online resource (xvi, 452 pages) : illustrations (some color), maps (some color)
Series Geotechnologies and the environment ; v. 2
Geotechnologies and the environment ; 2
Contents Modeling sea-level rise and surge in low-lying urban areas using spatial data, geographic information systems, and animation methods / E. Lynn Usery, Jinmu Choi, and Michael P. Finn -- Urban expansion and sea-level rise related flood vulnerability for Mumbai (Bombay), India using remotely sensed data / Firooza Pavri -- A GIS for flood risk management in Flanders / Pieter Deckers [and others] -- Using geographic information science to estimate vulnerable urban populations for flood hazard and risk assessment in New York City / Juliana Maantay, Andrew Maroko, and Gretchen Culp -- Geo-information technology for infrastructural flood risk analysis in unplanned settlements : a case study of informal settlement flood risk in the Nyabugogo flood plain, Kigali City, Rwanda / Jean Pierre Bizimana and Michele Schilling -- A respiratory riskscape for Texas cities : a spatial analysis of air pollution, demographic attributes and deaths from 2000 through 2004 / Susan M. Macey -- Spatial distribution of toxic release inventory sites in Chicago area : is there environmental inequity? / Fahui Wang and Yvette C. Feliberty -- Risk and exposure to extreme heat in microclimates of Phoenix, AZ / Darren M. Ruddell [and others] -- Wildfire risk analysis at the Wildland Urban interface in Travis County, Texas / Yongmei Lu, Lori Carter, and Pamela S. Showalter -- Early warning of food security crises in urban areas : the case of Harare, Zimbabwe, 2007 / Molly E. Brown and Christopher C. Funk -- Spatial information technologies for disaster management in China / Jing Li [and others] -- A cybercartographic tool for supporting disaster prevention planning processes and emergency management in Mexico City / Elvia Martínez-Viveros and Fernando López-Caloca -- Integration of tsunami analysis tools into a GIS workspace : research, modeling, and hazard mitigation efforts within NOAA's Center for Tsunami Research / Nazila Merati [and others] -- Utilizing new technologies in managing hazards and disasters / Ronald T. Eguchi [and others] -- Remote sensing and GIS data/information in the emergency response/recovery phase / Michael E. Hodgson, Bruce A. Davis, and Jitka Kotelenska -- Investigating recovery patterns in post disaster urban stettings : utilizing geospatial technology to understand post-Hurricane Katrina recovery in New Orleans, Louisiana / Steven M. Ward, Michael Leitner, and John Pine -- Space and time changes in neighborhood recovery after a disaster using a spatial video acquisition system / Andrew J. Curtis [and others] -- Pre-evacuation trip behavior / Melany Noltenius and Bruce A. Ralston -- Micro-level emergency response : 3D geometric network and an agent-based model / Jinmu Choi and Jiyeong Lee -- A planning support system for terror-resistant urban communities / Xinhao Wang, Joshua S. Belhadj, and Heng Wei
Summary Examines how Geographic Information Technologies (GIT) are implemented to improve our understanding of a variety of hazard and disaster situations. This book 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
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Geographic information systems.
Emergency management.
Urban policy.
Form Electronic book
Author Showalter, Pamela Sands.
Lu, Yongmei.
LC no. 2009926831
ISBN 9048122384 (e-isbn)
9789048122387 (e-isbn)