Confronting Catastrophe

A GIS Handbook

Author: R. W. Greene

Publisher: ESRI, Inc.

ISBN: 9781589480407

Category: Computers

Page: 140

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Explores the benefits that GIS technology can offer public officials and IT managers when planning for and reacting to disaster events such as fires, hurricanes, or attacks.

A Research Guide to Cartographic Resources

Print and Electronic Sources

Author: Eva H. Dodsworth

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1538100843

Category: Reference

Page: 450

View: 9070


This book navigates the numerous American and Canadian cartographic resources available in print, and online, offering information on how to locate and access the large variety of resources. Cartographic materials are highlighted and summarized, along with lists of map libraries and geospatial centers, and related professional associations.

The SAGE Handbook of GIS and Society

Author: Timothy Nyerges,Helen Couclelis,Robert McMaster

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1446209628

Category: Social Science

Page: 576

View: 9055


"The definitive guide to a technology that succeeds or fails depending upon our ability to accommodate societal context and structures. This handbook is lucid, integrative, comprehensive and, above all, prescient in its interpretation of GIS implementation as a societal process." - Paul Longley, University College London "This is truly a handbook - a book you will want to keep on hand for frequent reference and to which GIS professors should direct students entering our field... Selection of a few of the chapters for individual attention is difficult because each one contributes meaningfully to the overall message of this volume. An important collection of articles that will set the tone for the next two decades of discourse and research about GIS and society." - Journal of Geographical Analysis Over the past twenty years research on the evolving relationship between GIS and Society has been expanding into a wide variety of topical areas, becoming in the process an increasingly challenging and multifaceted endeavour. The SAGE Handbook of GIS and Society is a retrospective and prospective overview of GIS and Society research that provides an expansive and critical assessment of work in that field. Emphasizing the theoretical, methodological and substantive diversity within GIS and Society research, the book highlights the distinctiveness and intellectual coherence of the subject as a field of study, while also examining its resonances with and between key themes, and among disciplines ranging from geography and computer science to sociology, anthropology, and the health and environmental sciences. Comprising 27 chapters, often with an international focus, the book is organized into six sections: Foundations of Geographic Information and Society Geographical Information and Modern Life Alternative Representations of Geographic Information and Society Organizations and Institutions Participation and Community Issues Value, Fairness, and Privacy Aimed at academics, researchers, postgraduates, and GIS practitioners, this Handbook will be the basic reference for any inquiry applying GIS to societal issues.

Digital Government

E-Government Research, Case Studies, and Implementation

Author: Hsinchun Chen,Lawrence Brandt,Valerie Gregg,Roland Traunmüller,Sharon Dawes,Eduard Hovy,Ann Macintosh,Catherine A. Larson

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 0387716114

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 730

View: 5706


At last, a right up-to-the-minute volume on a topic of huge national and international importance. As governments around the world battle voter apathy, the need for new and modernized methods of involvement in the polity is becoming acute. This work provides information on advanced research and case studies that survey the field of digital government. Successful applications in a variety of government settings are delineated, while the authors also analyse the implications for current and future policy-making. Each chapter has been prepared and carefully edited within a structured format by a known expert on the individual topic.

A to Z GIS

An Illustrated Dictionary of Geographic Information Systems

Author: Tasha Wade,Shelly Sommer

Publisher: Esri Press


Category: Computers

Page: 268

View: 2206


Provides a collection of more than 1800 GIS terms and illustrations.

Designing Better Maps

A Guide for GIS Users

Author: Cynthia A. Brewer

Publisher: Esri Press


Category: Computers

Page: 203

View: 5550


A guide to map design covers such topics as resolution and viewing distance, fonts and symbols, colors, scale bars, and export options.

The GIS guide for local government officials

Author: Cory Fleming

Publisher: Esri Press


Category: Computers

Page: 167

View: 9810


Practical approaches to incorporating geographic information systems (GIS) technology into all levels of both urban and rural environments are suggested in this collection of case studies from municipal GIS experts. From monitoring storm drains in Hawaii to finding child care in Canada, data is provided to instruct local governments on using GIS technology to deliver services, decide policy, manage information glut in an era of ever-tightening budgets, coordinate resources, save tax dollars, and plan for the future.

Mapping Global Cities

GIS Methods in Urban Analysis

Author: Ayse Pamuk

Publisher: Esri Press

ISBN: 9781589481435

Category: Computers

Page: 182

View: 7857


Describes how GIS is used in urban planning and policymaking.

Spatial Portals

Gateways to Geographic Information

Author: Winnie Tang,Jan Selwood

Publisher: Esri Press

ISBN: 9781589481312

Category: Science

Page: 179

View: 4218


Outlining the opportunities, developments, challenges, and issues that are impacting the geospatial industry, this guide discusses system design alterations, development, and management strategies for GIS professionals. Spatial portals and how they are revolutionizing the way people manage, find, share, and use geographic knowledge--from the local level to the world stage--are discussed. The manner in which spatial portals help people search for and access networks of relevant information held by local, state, and federal governments, and other organizations is also covered.

Intelligence and Security Informatics

Second Symposium on Intelligence and Security Informatics, ISI 2004, Tucson, AZ, USA, June 10-11, 2004, Proceedings

Author: N.A

Publisher: Springer


Category: Expert systems (Computer science)

Page: 536

View: 1308


This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the Second Symposium on Intelligence and Security Informatics, ISI 2004, held in Tucson, AZ, USA in June 2004. The 29 revised full papers and 12 revised short papers presented together with 6 extended abstracts of posters and 3 panel discussion summaries were carefully reviewed and selected for inclusion in the book. The papers are organized in topical sections on bioterrorism and disease informatics; data access, privacy, and trust management; data management and mining; deception detection; information assurance and infrastructure protection; monitoring and surveillance; security policies and evaluation; and social network analysis.

GIS Worlds

Creating Spatial Data Infrastructures

Author: Ian Masser

Publisher: Esri Press


Category: Computers

Page: 312

View: 8314


In describing the emergence of the spatial data infrastructure (SDI) phenomenon, this book covers the diffusion and evolution of SDIs around the world, and indicates the countries in which SDIs are far along, and those in which more work is needed. The implementation of SDIs from a practical perspective and a method of institution building for regional, continental, and global SDIs is outlined. This guide offers recommendations about how SDI stakeholders around the world can leverage the work already done and maintain the momentum that is currently driving the global SDI phenomenon.

Children Map the World

Selections from the Barbara Petchenik Children's World Map Competition

Author: Jacqueline Margaret Anderson

Publisher: Esri Press

ISBN: 9781589481251

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 110

View: 2469


100 world maps drawn, painted, crayoned, sewn, and knitted by children over the past decade are featured in this retrospective survey of the work of young cartographers and symbologists. Many of the images are arresting and offer a wide variety of perspective; younger children's maps are often accompanied by comforting images of childhood, such as teddy bears or birthday cakes, while older children tend to show images of poverty, disease, and warfare. Despite this scattering of painful images, the maps express the worldwide hopes of children for opportunity, economic development, friendship, and international understanding, and they have helped raise the standard for maps and atlases produced for children and young people. This is the first time the International Cartographic Association has ever allowed publication of these striking pieces of artwork.

Natural Disaster Analysis After Hurricane Katrina

Risk Assessment, Economic Impacts and Social Implications

Author: Harry Ward Richardson,Peter Gordon,James Elliott Moore

Publisher: Edward Elgar Pub


Category: Nature

Page: 311

View: 5219


This influential book explores the key policy implications arising from Hurricane Katrina. Leading scholars from fields as diverse as decision analysis, risk management, economics, engineering, transportation, urban planning and sociology investigate the policy issues associated with insurance, flood control and rebuilding levees, housing, tourism, utility lifelines recovery and resilience, evacuation and relocation and racial inferences. By assessing the disruption of life in New Orleans, as well as the inter-regional economic impacts of the disaster, the authors suggest steps that can be taken to minimize future risks, not only in New Orleans but all locations threatened by natural disasters.

Geographic Information Systems Demystified

Author: Stephen R. Galati

Publisher: Artech House Publishers

ISBN: 9781580535335

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 270

View: 8597


Geographic information systems (GIS)--a central repository of geographic data collected from various sources, including satellites and GPS--is emerging as one of the most intriguing and promising high-tech fields. This easy-to-understand resource provides technical and nontechnical professionals, regardless of their background, with an accessible and practical guide to important GIS know-how.


Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Geographic information systems

Page: N.A

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