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- Author(s)Brian Tomaszewski
- PublisherApple Academic Press Inc.
- Date of Publication12/12/2014
- GenreSocial Issues, Services & Welfare
- Place of PublicationOakville
- Country of PublicationCanada
- ImprintApple Academic Press Inc.
- Content Note148 black & white illustrations, 1 black & white tables
- Weight748 g
- Width178 mm
- Height254 mm
- Format DetailsUnsewn / adhesive bound
- Table Of ContentsA Survey of GIS for Disaster Management Chapter Objectives Introduction GIS and Geographical Context GIS and Situation Awareness The Problem: Continued Need for GIS in Disaster Management Scale, Scope, and Intensity of Disasters Case Study: Burkina Faso-Disasters in the Developing World The Need for Improved Coordination, Sharing, and Interoperability Problems of GIS Awareness in Disaster Management The Opportunity: Increased Awareness and Advocacy of GIS and Mapping Crisis Mapping Interview with Dr. Jen Ziemke, Cofounder and Codirector of the International Network of Crisis Mappers Spatial Thinking and Disaster Management Chapter Summary Discussion Questions References Fundamentals of Geographic Information and Maps Chapter Objectives Introduction Data vs. Information Scale Three Ways of Representing Map Scale Large- vs. Small-Scale Maps Why Scale Matters: Detail and Accuracy Map Projections Coordinate Systems Universal Transverse Mercator Coordinate System State Plane Coordinate (SPC) System Datums Reference Ellipsoids Control Points The Importance of Datums Coordinate Systems: The Whole Picture Basic Principles of Cartography Mapping Principles Data Measurement Visual Variables Figure and Ground Relationships Map Types: Reference and Thematic Reference Maps Thematic Maps Summary Designing Usable Maps in a GIS Context Common Examples of Poorly Made Maps Created with a GIS Interview with Dr. Anthony C. Robinson Chapter Summary Discussion Questions Resources Principles of Mapping Geodesy (including datums and reference ellipsoids) History of Cartography Basics of Statistical Data Classification for Maps Designing Good Maps in a GIS Context Map Color References Geographic Information Systems Chapter Objectives Introduction What Is GIS? Organizing the World Geographically: Map Layers What Can You Do (and Not Do) with GIS Software? Data and Spatial Asset Management Analysis GIS Programming Modeling Cartography, Visualization, and Map Production Geocoding Limitations of GIS Understanding GIS Data Models Vector Models Raster GIS Metadata Specific GIS Technology GIS Technology Platforms and Disaster Management ArcGIS Google Maps and Other Google Geospatial Technology QGIS Other Commercial, Free, and Open-Source or Openly Available GIS Technologies OpenStreetMap Other GIS Technologies Free and Open-Source Datasets Relevant to Disaster Management How to Choose the Right GIS Technology for Disaster Management Getting Started with GIS Technology and GIS Technology Configuration Ideas Chapter Summary Discussion Questions Resources References Disaster Management and Geographic Information Systems Chapter Objectives Introduction Disaster Management Cycle Terms: Emergency, Disaster, Crisis, and Catastrophe Disaster Management Cycle Role of GIS within Disaster Management Policy and Practice Policy in the United States: The National Incident Management System (NIMS) Incident Command System (ICS) United States Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Geospatial Concept of Operations (GeoCONO PS) United States National Spatial Data Infrastructure Local Government: Cities, Towns, and Counties County GIS: Interview with Mr. Scott McCarty State National FEMA GIS and Other US Federal Agencies Non-US Federal-Level Disaster Management: Interview with Dr. Michael Judex Private Sector Private Sector Perspective: Interview with Alan Leidner International Disaster Management Community and GIS Nongovernmental Organizations MapAction Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team (HOT ) Crisis Mappers GISCorps International Disaster Management Support Mechanisms International Charter on Space and Major Disasters Global Disaster Alert and Coordination System (GDACS) World Bank GFDRR United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs: ReliefWeb UN-SPIDER UN-SPIDER Perspectives: Interview with Antje Hecheltjen GIS, Disaster Management, and the United Nations: Interview with D
- Author BiographyBrian Tomaszewski PhD is a geographic information scientist with research interests in the domains of geographic information science and technology, geographic visualization, spatial thinking, and disaster management. His published research on geographic information systems (GIS) and disaster management related topics has appeared in top scientific journals and conferences such as Information Visualization, Computers, Environment and Urban Systems, Computers and Geosciences, the IEEE Conference on Visual Analytics Science and Technology, and The Cartographic Journal. He also regularly publishes in popular GIS trade magazines such as ArcUser and ArcNews. He also is also as a scientific committee member for the Information Systems for Crisis Response and Management (ISCRAM) conference. Dr. Tomaszewski's relevant experience includes past work with internationally focused organizations interested in GIS and disaster management such as the United Nations Office for the Coordination for Humanitarian Affairs (UN-OCHA) ReliefWeb service, United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs Platform for Space-Based Information for Disaster Management and Emergency Response (UN-SPIDER), and United Nations Global Pulse. He also served as a visiting research scientist with the United Nations Institute for Environment and Human Security (UNU-EHS) in Bonn, Germany. He mentored and instructed multidisciplinary GIS for disaster management student research groups via the National Science Foundation (NSF)-funded Science Master's Program (SMP) titled Decision Support Technologies for Environmental Forecasting and Disaster Response at the Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT). His research on geospatial technology educational development and spatial thinking in Rwanda has been supported by the United Kingdom Department for International Development (UK-DFID) and he is actively involved in other funded computing research activities in Rwanda. Brian is currently an assistant professor in the Department of Information Sciences and Technologies at the Rochester Institute of Technology. He holds a PhD in geography from the Pennsylvania State University. For more information, visit: http://people.rit.edu/bmtski/.
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