© 2007

Geomatics Solutions for Disaster Management

  • Jonathan Li
  • Sisi Zlatanova
  • Andrea G. Fabbri

Part of the Lecture Notes in Geoinformation and Cartography book series (LNGC)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
  2. Yun Zhang, Pingping Xie, Hui Li
    Pages 1-15
  3. A. de la Cruz, G. Laneve, D. Cerra, M. Mielewczyk, M. J. Garcia, G. Santilli et al.
    Pages 17-36
  4. Yves A. Buehler, Tobias W. Kellenberger
    Pages 49-60
  5. John Barlow, Steven E. Franklin
    Pages 75-90
  6. Qin Zhang, Chaoying Zhao, Xiaoli Ding, Jianbing Peng
    Pages 91-102
  7. Zhizhong Kang, Zuxun Zhang, Jianqing Zhang, Sisi Zlatanova
    Pages 149-163
  8. L. Hashemi Beni, M. A. Mostafavi, J. Pouliot
    Pages 165-184
  9. Wei Xu, Sisi Zlatanova
    Pages 185-200
  10. Mohamed Bakillah, Mir Abolfazl Mostafavi, Jean Brodeur, Yvan Bédard
    Pages 201-224
  11. Scott Pezanowski, Brian Tomaszewski, Alan M. MacEachren
    Pages 225-238
  12. Albrecht Weiser, Alexander Zipf
    Pages 239-254
  13. L. Hajibabai, M. R. Delavar, M. R. Malek, A. U. Frank
    Pages 255-270
  14. Cindy A. Marven, Rosaline R. Canessa, Peter Keller
    Pages 271-288
  15. Qiansheng Zhao, Quanyi Huang, Jiming Guo, Renqiang Wen, Shaobo Zhong
    Pages 289-303

About this book


Natural and anthropogenic disasters have caused a large number of victims and significant social and economic losses in the last few years. There is no doubt that the risk prevention and disaster management sector needs drastic measures and improvements in order to decrease damage and save lives of inhabitants. Effective utilization of satellite positioning, remote sensing, and GIS in disaster monitoring and management requires research and development in numerous areas: data collection, access and delivery, information extraction and analysis, management and their integration with other data sources (airborne and terrestrial imagery, GIS data, etc.), data standardization, organizational and legal aspects of sharing of remote sensing information. This book provides researchers and practitioners with a good overview of what is being developed in this topical area.


Emergency management GIS Geoinformationssysteme Oracle Standards classification crisis management geographic data geospatial online organization remote sensing satellite simulation spatial information

Editors and affiliations

  • Jonathan Li
    • 1
  • Sisi Zlatanova
    • 2
  • Andrea G. Fabbri
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of GeographyUniversity of WaterlooWaterlooCanada
  2. 2.OTB Research Institute for Housing, Urban and Mobility StudiesDelft University of TechnologyDelftThe Netherlands
  3. 3.Spatial Information Laboratory SPINlab Institute of Environmental Studies (IVM)Free UniversityAmsterdamThe Netherlands

Bibliographic information

Industry Sectors
Oil, Gas & Geosciences


From the reviews:

"Effective utilization of satellite positioning, remote sensing, and geographic information systems (GIS) in disaster monitoring and management requires research and development in numerous areas … . This book, written for researchers and practitioners in the fields of GIS and computer applications in the geosciences, provides an overview of what is being developed in this topical area." (Natural Hazards Observer, March, 2008)