Geographic Information and Cartography for Risk and Crisis Management Ebook

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Cartography and geographic information GI are remarkably appropriate for the requirements of early warning EW and crisis management CM The use of geospatial technology has increased tremendously in the last years ICT has changed from just using maps created in advance to new approaches allowing individuals decision-makers to use cartography interactively on the basis of individual users requirements The new generation of cartographic visualizations based on standardisation formal modelling use of sensors semantics and ontology allows for the better adaptation of information to the needs of the users In order to design a new framework in pre-disaster and disaster management safety/security/privacy aspects of institutions and citizens need to be considered All this can only be achieved by demonstrating new research achievements sharing best practices eg in the health area and working towards the wider acceptance of geospatial technology in society with the help of education and media This book will outline research frontiers and applications of cartography and GI in EW and CM and document their roles and potentials in wider processes going on in information/knowledge-based societiesGeographic Information and Cartography for Risk and Crisis Management EbookTowards Better Solutions Publisher Springer Print ISBN 9783642034411 3642034411 eText ISBN 9783642034428 364203442X Copyright year 2010 Format EPUB Available from 18900 USD SKU 9783642034428

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Cartography and geographic information GI are remarkably appropriate for the requirements of early warning EW and crisis management CM The use of geospatial technology has increased tremendously in the last years ICT has changed from just using maps created in advance to new approaches allowing individuals decision-makers to use cartography interactively on the basis of individual users requirements The new generation of cartographic visualizations based on standardisation formal modelling use of sensors semantics and ontology allows for the better adaptation of information to the needs of the users In order to design a new framework in pre-disaster and disaster management safety/security/privacy aspects of institutions and citizens need to be considered All this can only be achieved by demonstrating new research achievements sharing best practices eg in the health area and working towards the wider acceptance of geospatial technology in society with the help of education and media This book will outline research frontiers and applications of cartography and GI in EW and CM and document their roles and potentials in wider processes going on in information/knowledge-based societiesGeographic Information and Cartography for Risk and Crisis Management EbookTowards Better Solutions Publisher Springer Print ISBN 9783642034411 3642034411 eText ISBN 9783642034428 364203442X Copyright year 2010 Format EPUB Available from 18900 USD SKU 9783642034428