This book will be of great interest to researchers and practitioners in both GIS and homeland security. It could also serve as a reference text for advanced GIS courses at the undergraduate level or main text for seminars in GIScience.
Author: Daniel Sui
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
Homeland security and context In the Geographical Dimensions of Terrorism (GDOT) (Cutter et al. 2003), the first book after 9/11 to address homeland security and geography, we developed several thematic research agendas and explored intersections between geographic research and the importance of context, both geographical and political, in relationship to the concepts of terrorism and security. It is good to see that a great deal of new thought and research continues to flow from that initial research agenda, as illustrated by many of the papers of this new book, entitled Geospatial Technologies and Homeland Security: Research Frontiers and Future Challenges. Context is relevant not only to understanding homeland security issues broadly, but also to the conduct of research on geospatial technologies. It is impossible to understand the implications of a homeland security strategy, let alone hope to make predictions, conduct meaningful modeling and research, or assess the value and dangers of geospatial technologies, without consideration of overarching political, social, economic, and geographic contexts within which these questions are posed.
Contributed by leading experts in this field, the book covers satellite, airborne and ground remote sensing systems and system integration, sensor orientation, remote sensing physics, image classification and analysis, information ...
Author: Deren Li
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
Earth Observation interacts with space, remote sensing, communication, and information technologies, and plays an increasingly significant role in Earth related scientific studies, resource management, homeland security, topographic mapping, and development of a healthy, sustainable environment and community. Geospatial Technology for Earth Observation provides an in-depth and broad collection of recent progress in Earth observation. Contributed by leading experts in this field, the book covers satellite, airborne and ground remote sensing systems and system integration, sensor orientation, remote sensing physics, image classification and analysis, information extraction, geospatial service, and various application topics, including cadastral mapping, land use change evaluation, water environment monitoring, flood mapping, and decision making support. Geospatial Technology for Earth Observation serves as a valuable training source for researchers, developers, and practitioners in geospatial science and technology industry. It is also suitable as a reference book for upper level college students and graduate students in geospatial technology, geosciences, resource management, and informatics.
Homeland security ” entered the national consciousness just a few years ago ,
but the planning , preparation , analysis , and action implicit in those words have
long been the function of government and geography . Geospatial technology is
Author: Mike Kataoka
Publisher: Esri Press
"GIS for Homeland Security also spotlights the visionaries who have applied spatial technology in the field-including the national stage-to develop model solutions to real threats. This book is for decision makers and first responders, for GIS users who see its unlimited potential, and for those new to spatial technology."--BOOK JACKET.
""GIS Tutorial for Homeland Security"" presents a key ingredient to the recovery and improvement of national security with exercises that integrate the best practices of GIS and public safety to safeguard the nation in times of deliberate ...
Author: Susan Lindell Radke
Publisher: ESRI, Inc.
"GIS Tutorial for Homeland Security" presents a key ingredient to the recovery and improvement of national security with exercises that integrate the best practices of GIS and public safety to safeguard the nation in times of deliberate attacks and natural disasters. This tutorial is the perfect start to building and examining different strategies of defense, presenting tutorials on preparing a Mimimum Essential Datasets (MEDs) database, information sharing and collaboration, a critical infrastructure protection program, citizen protection, search and rescue, and more. The tutorial includes a data CD and a 180-day trial DVD of ArcView GIS 9.3.
Geospatial Technologies and Homeland Security : Research Frontiers and
Challenges , Springer . 5. Pan . Q. , H. W. Richardson , P. Gordon and J. Moore (
2007 ) “ The Economic Impacts of a Terrorist Attack on the Downtown Los
Author: International Transport Forum
Publisher: Organization for Economic
Security is critical to transport systems as they are often appealing targets for terrorist attacks. The significant costs of potential damage make effective security policies a key concern for transport decision makers. This Round Table examines the contribution economic analysis can make to improving security. The analysis covers the impact of uncertainty in assessing security policies and on the cost effectiveness of security measures in aviation and maritime shipping. Much can be criticised in current policies, which are often seen as unduly expensive and inadequately assessed. This Round Table identifies methods for quantifying the benefits of security measures and assessing their effectiveness, and examines techniques to allocate resources to targeting the highest risks. Applying these techniques would achieve better levels of security with current resources.