Geo-information for Disaster Management

  • Peter van Oosterom
  • Siyka Zlatanova
  • Elfriede M. Fendel

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxvi
  2. Plenary Contributions

    1. Alessandro Annoni, Lars Bernard, John Douglas, Joseph Greenwood, Irene Laiz, Michael Lloyd et al.
      Pages 1-17
    2. Andrea Biasion, Leandro Bornaz, Fulvio Rinaudo
      Pages 19-33
    3. Roland B. Haarbrink, Anatoly M. Shutko
      Pages 57-66
    4. Hoang Minh Hien, Tran Nhu Trung, Wim Looijen, Kees Hulsbergen
      Pages 67-83
  3. Oral Contributions

  4. Poster contributions

    1. Ferdinand Bonn, Guy Aubé, Claire Müller-Poitevien, Goze Bénié
      Pages 269-280
    2. Sven H. Leitinger, Christian Scheidl, Stefan Kollarits, Johannes Hübl
      Pages 305-310
  5. Plenary Contributions

  6. Oral Contributions

    1. Arnold Bauer, Gerhard Paar, Alexander Kaltenböck
      Pages 393-406
    2. Monique Bernaerts, Philippe Hellemans
      Pages 415-424
    3. Pedro Branco, Carlos Escalada, Ricardo Santos
      Pages 425-441
    4. Robert Laurini, Sylvie Servigne, Guillaume Noel
      Pages 465-479
    5. Azzeddine Rachedi, Benmohamed Mohamed, Takarli Bachir, Martin N. Sweeting
      Pages 497-518
    6. Stefan Voigt, Torsten Riedlinger, Peter Reinartz, Claudia Künzer, Ralph Kiefl, Thomas Kemper et al.
      Pages 519-531
  7. Poster contributions

    1. Eros Agosto, Paolo Ardissone, Fulvio Rinaudo
      Pages 533-541
    2. Christian Alegre, Hugues Sassier, Stephane Pierotti, Pascal Lazaridis
      Pages 543-550
    3. Rafael Arutyunyan, Alexandr Glushko, Vladimir Egorkin, Vladimir Kiselev, Daniil Tokarchuk, Nikolay Semin
      Pages 551-558
    4. Markus M. Eisl, Klaus Granica, Thomas Nagler, Florian Böhm, Helmut Rott, Herwig Proske et al.
      Pages 569-584
    5. Ali Mansourian, Abbas Rajabifard, Mohammad Javad Valadan Zoej
      Pages 599-608
    6. Petr Rapant, Jan Stankovic, Eduard Sojka, Emil Gavlovsky
      Pages 609-617
  8. Plenary Contributions

    1. Chang-Jo F. Chung, Andrea G. Fabbri, Dong-Ho Jang, Henk J. Scholten
      Pages 619-640
  9. Oral Contributions

    1. Clive Best, Erik van der Goot, Ken Blackler, Teofilo Garcia, David Horby, Ralf Steinberger et al.
      Pages 683-696

About this book


Geo-information technology offers an opportunity to support disaster management: industrial accidents, road collisions, complex emergencies, earthquakes, fires, floods and similar catastrophes (for example the recent huge disaster with the Tsunami in South-East Asia on 26 December 2004). Access to needed information, facilitation of the interoperability of emergency services, and provision of high-quality care to the public are a number of the key requirements.

Such requirements pose significant challenges for data management, discovery, translation, integration, visualization and communication based on the semantics of the heterogeneous (geo-) information sources with differences in many aspects: scale/resolution, dimension (2D or 3D), classification and attribute schemes, temporal aspects (up-to-date-ness, history, predictions of the future), spatial reference system used, etc.

The book provides a broad overview of the (geo-information) technology, software, systems needed, used and to be developed for disaster management. The book provokes a wide discussion on systems and requirements for use of geo-information under time and stress constraints and unfamiliar situations, environments and circumstances.


Access Disaster Management Geo-information Information Technology (IT) classification communication environment geo-services information system management positioning response technology time

Editors and affiliations

  • Peter van Oosterom
    • 1
  • Siyka Zlatanova
    • 1
  • Elfriede M. Fendel
    • 1
  1. 1.OTB Research Institute for Housing, Urban and Mobility Studies, Section GIS TechnologyDelft University of TechnologyDelftThe Netherlands

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