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Geographic information systems for disaster response: A review

Release Date

2015-06

Language

  • English

Topics


Geographic Information Systems (GIS) continue to gain important recognition from disaster practitioners and academic researchers during what is arguably the most publicly visible disaster management phase – disaster response. The broader world of GIS academic research and industry practice for disaster response continues to change. This review article inventories the current state-of-the-art in GIS for disaster response and demonstrates progress in the data and people aspects of GIS for disaster response since previous literature reviews. The review is structured to serve as a metaphorical bridge between two reader groups – disaster management practitioners interested in understanding developing trends in GIS for disaster response and academic researchers with minimal to no understanding of GIS and/or mapping concepts within the disaster response context. With this readership in mind, we outline definitions of GIS, disaster response and the need for GIS in disaster response, review interdisciplinary literature from a variety of spatially-oriented disaster management fields and demonstrate progress in various aspects of GIS for disaster response. The review concludes with a GIS for disaster response research agenda and provides a list of resources for researchers new to GIS and spatial perspectives for disaster management research.
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Cite as

https://doi.org/10.1515/jhsem-2014-0082
@article{TomaszewskiJudexSzarzynskiRadestockWirkus, author = "Brian Tomaszewski and Michael Judex and Joerg Szarzynski and Christine Radestock and Lars Wirkus", title = "Geographic information systems for disaster response: A review", latexTitle = "Geographic information systems for disaster response: A review", booktitle = "Journal of Homeland Security and Emergency Management", number = "3", type = "Journal Article", pages = "571-602", year = "2015", doi = "10.1515/jhsem-2014-0082", }

Document-Type

Journal Article

DOI

https://doi.org/10.1515/jhsem-2014-0082

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Title:
Journal of Homeland Security and Emergency Management