Geospatial Techniques in Urban Hazard and Disaster Analysis

  • Pamela S.  Showalter
  • Yongmei Lu

Part of the Geotechnologies and the Environment book series (GEOTECH, volume 2)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Sea Level Rise and Flood Analysis

  3. Metropolitan Case Studies

  4. Earthquakes, Tsunamis, and International Applications

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 243-243
    2. Jing Li, Yunhao Chen, A-du Gong, Weiguo Jiang
      Pages 245-254
    3. Nazila Merati, Christopher Chamberlin, Christopher Moore, Vasily Titov, Tiffany C. Vance
      Pages 273-294
    4. Ronald T. Eguchi, Charles K. Huyck, Shubharoop Ghosh, Beverley J. Adams, Anneley McMillan
      Pages 295-323
  5. Hurricane Response/Recovery

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 325-325
    2. Michael E. Hodgson, Bruce A. Davis, Jitka Kotelenska
      Pages 327-354
    3. Andrew J. Curtis, Jacqueline W. Mills, Timothy McCarthy, A. Stewart Fotheringham, William F. Fagan
      Pages 373-392
  6. Evacuation Studies

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 393-393
    2. Melany Noltenius, Bruce A. Ralston
      Pages 395-413
    3. Xinhao Wang, Joshua S. Belhadj, Heng Wei
      Pages 431-445
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 447-452

About this book


This book examines how Geographic Information Technologies (GIT) are being implemented to improve our understanding of a variety of hazard and disaster situations. The volume is a compilation of recent research using Geographic Information Systems (GIS), Remote Sensing (RS) and other technologies such as Global Positioning Systems (GPS) to examine urban hazard and disaster issues. The goal is to improve and advance the use of such technologies during four classic phases of hazard and disaster research: response, recovery, preparation and mitigation. The focus is on urban areas, broadly defined in order to encompass rapidly growing and densely populated areas.

The material presented is multidisciplinary, with contributions from scholars in Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America and North America, and is presented in five key sections:

  • sea level rise and flood analysis
  • earthquakes and tsunamis and international applications
  • hurricane response/recovery
  • metropolitan case studies
  • evacuation studies

This volume contributes to our understanding of extreme events in urban environments with the use of GIT and expanding its role at the local, regional, state and federal levels. The book is a valuable reference for academic researchers and professionals and practitioners working in hazard management and mitigation.


Earthquake Emergency management GIS Geoinformationssysteme Tsunami geographic data geospatial integration modeling remote sensing

Editors and affiliations

  • Pamela S.  Showalter
    • 1
  • Yongmei Lu
    • 2
  1. 1.Dept. GeographyTexas State UniversitySan MarcosU.S.A.
  2. 2.Dept. GeographyTexas State UniversitySan MarcosU.S.A.

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