Remote Sensing and GIS Technologies for Monitoring and Prediction of Disasters

  • Shailesh Nayak
  • Sisi Zlatanova

Part of the Environmental Science and Engineering book series (ESE)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-7
  2. Use of Geo-Information technology in large disasters

  3. Remote Sensing Technology for Disaster Monitoring

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 73-73
    2. Gilbert L. Rochon, Dev Niyogi, Alok Chaturvedi, Rajarathinam Arangarasan, Krishna Madhavan, Larry Biehl et al.
      Pages 75-99
    3. Mopur Surendranath, Saibal Ghosh, Timir B. Ghoshal, Narayanaswamy Rajendran
      Pages 121-135
  4. System Architectures for Access of Geo-Information

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 165-165
    2. Henk Scholten, Steven Fruijter, Arta Dilo, Erik van Borkulo
      Pages 179-197
    3. Darka Mioc, François Anton, Gengsheng Liang
      Pages 219-242
    4. Harmen Hofstra, Henk Scholten, Sisi Zlatanova, Alessandra Scotta
      Pages 243-266
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 267-270

About this book


Lessons learned in the last several years have given clear indications that the prediction and efficient monitoring of disasters is one of the critical factors in decision-making process. In this respect space-based technologies have the great potential of supplying information in near real time. Earth observation satellites have already demonstrated their flexibility in providing data to a wide range of applications: weather forecasting, person and vehicle tracking, alerting to disaster, forest fire and flood monitoring, oil spills, spread of desertification, monitoring of crop and forestry damages.

This book focuses on a wider utilisation of remote sensing in disaster management. The discussed aspects comprise data access/delivery to the users, information extraction and analysis, management of data and its integration with other data sources (airborne and terrestrial imagery, GIS data, etc.), data standardization, organisational and legal aspects of sharing remote sensing information.


Data Integration Disaster Monitoring Disaster Response GIS Geoinformationssysteme ecosystem geographic data geoinformation geospatial network analysis remote sensing satellite spatial data infrastructure

Editors and affiliations

  • Shailesh Nayak
    • 1
  • Sisi Zlatanova
    • 2
  1. 1.ISRO Government of IndiaAhmedabad-380015India
  2. 2.Housing Urban & Mobility StudiesDelft University of Technology OTB Research InstNetherlands

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