Disaster Response: GIS for Public Safety
Illustrates the best new strategies for mitigation, response, and recovery from both natural and human disasters using GIS technology.
Paperback, 110 pages
Published May 1st 2001 by ESRI Press
(first published April 1st 2001)
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I'm trying to learn as much as possible about this subject right now due to my grad school/career interests (GIS for urban planning and disaster relief). The book succeeds in conveying the type of information I want as a newbie to the field: a clear taxonomy of the different stages of disaster management, a plethora of ArcGIS screenshots, and real life examples of the kind of jobs I could get. The language is not overly complicated. I feel more comfortable with the presentation of the material h...more
Rather one sided in disaster response. For the most part, the author spoke of wild fires and fire fighters, not all too much else, and with disasters, there is a great deal more that could be discussed. I rather think that this book needs an addendum or futher volumes. Nonetheless, it was very informative and interesting.