Technology and Emergency Management by John C. Pine
The first book, devoted to a critical aspect of disaster management planning and mitigation, emergency management and emergency management, describes the second best practices for using technology in contingency planning,…
Technology and Emergency Management synopsis
The first book, devoted to a critical aspect of disaster management planning and mitigation, emergencymanagement and emergencymanagement, describes the second best practices for using technology in contingency planning, response, recovery and mitigation. It also describes the essential elements that technology must have to enhance the emergencymanagement process.
The tools, resources and strategies discussed by organizations worldwide have been applied to plan and manage a variety of natural and man-made hazards and disasters. Illustrative case studies emerge based on their experiences throughout the book.
This new addition of the widely acclaimed Handbook has been updated and expanded to reflect the significant developments that have taken place in the field over the past decade. It provides in-depth coverage of major developments in GIS technologies, including the development of high-resolution mapping and imaging tools.
It also covers the increase in the capacity and processing of computers and the strengthening of analytical capabilities to assess and extrapolate the current conditions of natural systems in order to create accurate models of potential crisis conditions. The second edition also includes a new section on cybersecurity and a new chapter has been added on social media, disaster preparedness, response and recovery.
* Explores the role of technology in contingency planning, response, recovery and mitigation efforts * Explores Internet applications, communications and networks for emergencymanagement, as well as geospatial techniques and their applications * Review elements of risk models and relativity Strengths and weaknesses in modeling programs * Describe techniques for developing risk prediction models using data Direct and Remote Sensor * Includes test questions for each chapter, a directory of solutions and PowerPoint slides available on an accompanying technology and emergencymanagement website, the second version is a valuable work resource for the practice of emergency managers and an excellent supplementary text for graduate students Undergraduate and graduate programs in emergency and disaster management programs, urban and regional planning, and related areas.
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