Geo-information for Disaster Management

  • Peter van Oosterom
  • Siyka Zlatanova
  • Elfriede M. Fendel

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxvi
  2. Plenary Contributions

    1. Alessandro Annoni, Lars Bernard, John Douglas, Joseph Greenwood, Irene Laiz, Michael Lloyd et al.
      Pages 1-17
    2. Andrea Biasion, Leandro Bornaz, Fulvio Rinaudo
      Pages 19-33
    3. Roland B. Haarbrink, Anatoly M. Shutko
      Pages 57-66
    4. Hoang Minh Hien, Tran Nhu Trung, Wim Looijen, Kees Hulsbergen
      Pages 67-83
  3. Oral Contributions

  4. Poster contributions

About this book


Geo-information technology offers an opportunity to support disaster management: industrial accidents, road collisions, complex emergencies, earthquakes, fires, floods and similar catastrophes (for example the recent huge disaster with the Tsunami in South-East Asia on 26 December 2004). Access to needed information, facilitation of the interoperability of emergency services, and provision of high-quality care to the public are a number of the key requirements.

Such requirements pose significant challenges for data management, discovery, translation, integration, visualization and communication based on the semantics of the heterogeneous (geo-) information sources with differences in many aspects: scale/resolution, dimension (2D or 3D), classification and attribute schemes, temporal aspects (up-to-date-ness, history, predictions of the future), spatial reference system used, etc.

The book provides a broad overview of the (geo-information) technology, software, systems needed, used and to be developed for disaster management. The book provokes a wide discussion on systems and requirements for use of geo-information under time and stress constraints and unfamiliar situations, environments and circumstances.


Access Disaster Management Geo-information Information Technology (IT) classification communication environment geo-services information system management positioning response technology time

Editors and affiliations

  • Peter van Oosterom
    • 1
  • Siyka Zlatanova
    • 1
  • Elfriede M. Fendel
    • 1
  1. 1.OTB Research Institute for Housing, Urban and Mobility Studies, Section GIS TechnologyDelft University of TechnologyDelftThe Netherlands

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2005
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Earth and Environmental Science
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-24988-7
  • Online ISBN 978-3-540-27468-1
  • About this book
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