Forensic GIS

The Role of Geospatial Technologies for Investigating Crime and Providing Evidence

  • Gregory A. Elmes
  • George Roedl
  • Jamison Conley

Part of the Geotechnologies and the Environment book series (GEOTECH, volume 11)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Fundamentals: Definitions, Concepts, Theories, and Principles

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Gregory A. Elmes, George Roedl, Jamison Conley
      Pages 3-17
    3. George Roedl, Gregory A. Elmes, Jamison Conley
      Pages 19-38
    4. George Roedl, Gregory A. Elmes, Jamison Conley
      Pages 39-51
    5. George Roedl, Gregory A. Elmes, Jamison Conley
      Pages 53-70
  3. Case Studies

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 71-71
    2. Manuel Rodríguez Herrera, Daniel Salafranca Barreda
      Pages 135-154
    3. Matthew J. Hickman, Loren T. Atherley, Geoffrey P. Alpert
      Pages 173-199
    4. Guiyun Zhou, Jiayuan Lin, Xiujun Ma
      Pages 221-243
    5. Irfan Ashraf, Urooj Saeed, Naeem Shahzad, Javed Gill, Shahid Parvez, Akram Raja
      Pages 263-286
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 287-310

About this book


A variety of disciplines and professions have embraced geospatial technologies  for collecting, storing, manipulating, analyzing, and displaying spatial data to investigate crime, prosecute and convict offenders, exonerate suspects, and submit evidence in civil lawsuits. The applications, acceptability and relevance, and procedural legality of each geospatial technologies vary. The purpose of this book is to explain the nature of geospatial technologies, demonstrate a variety of geospatial applications used to investigate and litigate civil and criminal activities, and to provide a reference of current acceptability of geospatial technology in the production of evidence. This book is an introductory overview designed to appeal to researchers and practitioners across disciplinary boundaries. The authors of this book are researchers and practitioners across disciplines and professions, experts in the field.


Crime Scene Investigation Digital Evidence Forensic GIS Geographic Analysis Geographic Information Technology

Editors and affiliations

  • Gregory A. Elmes
    • 1
  • George Roedl
    • 2
  • Jamison Conley
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Geology and GeographyWest Virginia UniversityMorgantownUSA
  2. 2.Department of Geology and GeographyWest Virginia UniversityMorgantownUSA
  3. 3.Department of Geology and GeographyWest Virginia UniversityMorgantownUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 2014
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Earth and Environmental Science
  • Print ISBN 978-94-017-8756-7
  • Online ISBN 978-94-017-8757-4
  • About this book
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