Book Volume 94 2008

Geospatial Technologies and Homeland Security

Research Frontiers and Future Challenges


ISBN: 978-1-4020-8339-6 (Print) 978-1-4020-8507-9 (Online)

Table of contents (18 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xxviii

  2. Chapter

    Pages 1-9

    Geospatial Technologies and Homeland Security: An Overview

  3. Chapter

    Pages 11-33

    Remote Sensing and GIS as Counterterrorism Tools for Homeland Security: The case of Afghanistan

  4. Chapter

    Pages 35-64

    Economic Impacts of Terrorist Attacks and Natural Disasters: Case Studies of Los Angeles and Houston

  5. Chapter

    Pages 65-81

    From Crime Analysis to Homeland Security: A Role for Neighborhood Profiling?

  6. Chapter

    Pages 83-101

    Measuring and Mapping Conflict-Related Deaths and Segregation: Lessons from the Belfast ‘Troubles’

  7. Chapter

    Pages 103-124

    Internal Security for Communities: A Spatial Analysis of the Effectiveness of Sex Offender Laws

  8. Chapter

    Pages 125-169

    Remote Sensing-Based Damage Assessment for Homeland Security

  9. Chapter

    Pages 171-188

    Estimating Flood Damage in Texas Using GIS: Predictors, Consequences, and Policy Implications

  10. Chapter

    Pages 189-208

    Agent-Based Modeling and Evacuation Planning

  11. Chapter

    Pages 209-228

    Building Evacuation in Emergencies: A Review and Interpretation of Software for Simulating Pedestrian Egress

  12. Chapter

    Pages 229-240

    High-Resolution Coastal Elevation Data: The Key to Planning for Storm Surge and Sea Level Rise

  13. Chapter

    Pages 241-255

    Remote Sensing and GIS Applications for Precision Area-Wide Pest Management: Implications for Homeland Security

  14. Chapter

    Pages 257-282

    Spatial Epidemiology: Where Have We Come in 150 Years?

  15. Chapter

    Pages 283-300

    The Role of Geosurveillance and Security in the Politics of Fear

  16. Chapter

    Pages 301-314

    Mapping the Under-Scrutinized: The West German Census Boycott Movement of 1987 and the Dangers of Information-Based Security

  17. Chapter

    Pages 315-330

    The Importance of Spatial Thinking in an Uncertain World

  18. Chapter

    Pages 331-344

    GIS and Homeland Security Education: Creating a Better Tomorrow in our Classrooms Today

  19. Chapter

    Pages 345-353

    Geospatial Technologies and Homeland Security: Challenges and Opportunities

  20. Back Matter

    Pages 355-356