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Key Aspects in Community-Based Coastal Emergency Response GIS

Key Aspects in Community-Based Coastal Emergency Response GIS
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Author(s): X. Mara Chen (Henson School of Science & Technology, USA), Colleen Parrott (Somerset County Health Department, USA) and Karin E. Johnson (Henson School of Science & Technology, USA)
Copyright: 2006
Pages: 4
Source title: Emerging Trends and Challenges in Information Technology Management
Source Editor(s): Mehdi Khosrow-Pour, D.B.A. (Information Resources Management Association, USA)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59904-019-6.ch028
ISBN13: 9781616921286
EISBN13: 9781466665361

Abstract

The catastrophes of Hurricane Katrina and the 2004 Asia Tsunami have highlighted the vulnerabilities of coastal communities, regardless of whether they are located in a developed or a developing country. A GISbased community coastal emergency response is of critical importance in saving lives and reducing economic loss. This paper discusses the key aspects of developing a community-based coastal emergency response GIS. They include geospatial, socio-economic, temporal, and technical aspects.

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