Geospatial Techniques in Urban Hazard and Disaster Analysis

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 su...

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Other Authors: Showalter, Pamela S., Lu, Yongmei.
Format: Electronic
Language: English
Published: Dordrecht : Springer Netherlands, 2010.
Series: Geotechnologies and the Environment ; 2
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Table of Contents:
  • Sea Level Rise and Flood Analysis
  • Modeling Sea-Level Rise and Surge in Low-Lying Urban Areas Using Spatial Data, Geographic Information Systems, and Animation Methods
  • Urban Expansion and Sea-Level Rise Related Flood Vulnerability for Mumbai (Bombay), India Using Remotely Sensed Data
  • A GIS for Flood Risk Management in Flanders
  • Using Geographic Information Science to Estimate Vulnerable Urban Populations for Flood Hazard and Risk Assessment in New York City
  • 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
  • Metropolitan Case Studies
  • A Respiratory Riskscape for Texas Cities: A Spatial Analysis of Air Pollution, Demographic Attributes and Deaths from 2000 Through 2004
  • Spatial Distribution of Toxic Release Inventory Sites in Chicago Area: Is There Environmental Inequity?
  • Risk and Exposure to Extreme Heat in Microclimates of Phoenix, AZ
  • Wildfire Risk Analysis at the Wildland Urban Interface in Travis County, Texas
  • Early Warning of Food Security Crises in Urban Areas: The Case of Harare, Zimbabwe, 2007
  • Earthquakes, Tsunamis, and International Applications
  • Spatial Information Technologies for Disaster Management in China
  • A Cybercartographic Tool for Supporting Disaster Prevention Planning Processes and Emergency Management in Mexico City
  • Integration of Tsunami Analysis Tools into a GIS Workspace – Research, Modeling, and Hazard Mitigation efforts Within NOAA’s Center for Tsunami Research
  • Utilizing New Technologies in Managing Hazards and Disasters
  • Hurricane Response/Recovery
  • Remote Sensing and GIS Data/Information in the Emergency Response/Recovery Phase
  • Investigating Recovery Patterns in Post Disaster Urban Settings: Utilizing Geospatial Technology to Understand Post-Hurricane Katrina Recovery in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Space and Time Changes in Neighborhood Recovery After a Disaster Using a Spatial Video Acquisition System
  • Evacuation Studies
  • Pre-evacuation Trip Behavior
  • Micro-Level Emergency Response: 3D Geometric Network and an Agent-Based Model
  • A Planning Support System for Terror-Resistant Urban Communities.