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Geographic Information and Cartography for Risk and Crisis Management

Towards Better Solutions

  • Milan Konecny
  • Sisi Zlatanova
  • Temenoujka L. Bandrova

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

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxii
  2. Geoinformation Processing and Modelling

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Alessandro Annoni, Massimo Craglia, Ad de Roo, Jesus San-Miguel
      Pages 3-21
    3. Gunter Zeug, Olaf Kranz, Sandra Eckert
      Pages 39-51
    4. Serkan Kemec, Sisi Zlatanova, H. Sebnem Duzgun
      Pages 69-82
    5. Martin Breunig, Björn Schilberg, Andreas Thomsen, Paul Vincent Kuper, Markus Jahn, Edgar Butwilowski
      Pages 83-101
    6. Antonio Condorelli, Giuseppe Mussumeci
      Pages 103-111
    7. Vít Voženílek, Lenka Zajíčková
      Pages 113-128
    8. Thomas Hahmann, André Twele, Sandro Martinis, Manfred Buchroithner
      Pages 129-141
    9. Michele Maugeri, Ernesto Motta, Giuseppe Mussumeci, Erminia Raciti
      Pages 143-154
    10. Tuong-Thuy Vu, Masashi Matsuoka
      Pages 155-169
    11. Olaf Kranz, Stefan Lang, Dirk Tiede, Gunter Zeug, Thomas Kemper, Mathilde Caspard et al.
      Pages 171-188
  3. Geo-information Services

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 189-189
    2. Laban Maiyo, Norman Kerle, Barend Köbben
      Pages 221-231
    3. Ulrich Raape, Sven Teßmann, Andreas Wytzisk, Tilmann Steinmetz, Monika Wnuk, Manuel Hunold et al.
      Pages 233-247
    4. Valentina Casola, Luca D’Onofrio, Giusy Di Lorenzo, Nicola Mazzocca
      Pages 249-263

About this book


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 user's 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 (e.g. 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 societies.


GIS Geoinformationssysteme TerraSAR-X cartography geographic data geoinformation geospatial spatial data infrastructure

Editors and affiliations

  • Milan Konecny
    • 1
  • Sisi Zlatanova
    • 2
  • Temenoujka L. Bandrova
    • 3
  1. 1.Dept. GeographyMasaryk UniversityBrnoCzech Republic
  2. 2.OTB Research Inst. Housing,Delft University of TechnologyDelftNetherlands
  3. 3.Engineering & GeodesyUniversity of Architecture CivilSofiaBulgaria

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