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Using Satellite Images in Policing Urban Environments

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Part of the Remote Sensing and Digital Image Processing book series (RDIP, volume 10)

Abstract

This chapter discusses the role of remote sensing technology in the monitoring and management of security in cities and in assuring the timely policing of urban environments. The chapter presents application examples from the Dubai’s Police in the United Arab Emirates to show how the utilization of geo-referenced satellite images on top of GIS platforms can allow the immediate location of the needed response.

Keywords

Global Position System Crime Scene Routine Activity Theory Crime Pattern Geospatial Technology 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Research and Studies CenterDubai Police AcademyDubaiUnited Arab Emirates
  2. 2.Center for Remote SensingBoston UniversityBostonUSA

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