GIS for Emergency Preparedness and Health Risk Reduction

  • David J. Briggs
  • Pip Forer
  • Lars Järup
  • Richard Stern

Part of the NATO Science Series book series (NAIV, volume 11)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. GIS for emergency preparedness and health risk reduction: concepts and principles

  3. GIS for emergency preparedness

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 99-99
    2. Andrew Lovett, Simon Jude, Julian Parfitt, Julii Brainard
      Pages 137-155
    3. Satilmiş Topcu, Hayrettin Köymen, Ayhan Altintaş, İrşadi Aksun
      Pages 157-171
  4. GIS for health risk reduction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 205-205
    2. Henrik L. Hansen, Arne Poulstrup
      Pages 227-240
    3. Christina Reuterwall, Annika Gustavsson, Niklas Hammar
      Pages 241-253
    4. Esa Kokki, Eero Pukkala, Pia Verkasalo, Juha Pekkanen
      Pages 255-266
    5. Juan Ferrándiz, Juan J. Abellán, Antonio López, Pilar Sanmartín, Hermelinda Vanaclocha, Oscar Zurriaga et al.
      Pages 267-282
    6. Dilorom Fayzieva, Rustam Lutfullaev, Felix Pertziger
      Pages 283-292
    7. Gizella Nádor, Anna Páldy, Marta Zsámboki-Bakacs, Alán Pintér, Istvan Vincze
      Pages 293-316
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 317-326

About this book


Geographical Information Systems (GIS) have developed rapidly in recent years and now provide powerful tools for the capture, manipulation, integration, interrogation, modelling, analysis and visualisation of data - tools that are already used for policy support in a wide range of areas at almost all geographic and administrative levels. This holds especially for emergency preparedness and health risk reduction, which are all essentially spatial problems. To date, however, many initiatives have remained disconnected and uncoordinated, leading to less powerful, less compatible and less widely implemented systems than might otherwise have been the case.
The important matters discussed here include the probabilistic nature of most environmental hazards and the semi-random factors that influence interactions between these and human exposures; the effects of temporal and spatial scales on hazard assessment and imputed risk; the effects of measurement error in risk estimation and the stratification of risks and their impacts according to socioeconomic characteristics; and the quantification of socioeconomic differences in vulnerability and susceptibility to environmental hazards.


GIS Geoinformationssysteme assessment digital elevation model geocoding geotagging

Editors and affiliations

  • David J. Briggs
    • 1
  • Pip Forer
    • 2
  • Lars Järup
    • 1
  • Richard Stern
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Epidemiology and Public HealthImperial College of Science, Technology and MedicineLondonUK
  2. 2.Department of GeographyUniversity of AucklandAucklandNew Zealand
  3. 3.Risk Management SystemsCopenhagenDenmark

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Kluwer Academic Publishers 2002
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4020-0799-6
  • Online ISBN 978-94-010-0616-3
  • Series Print ISSN 1568-1238
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