Esri Press

Dealing with Disasters: GIS for Emergency Management

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E-book published in March 2021; print book published in April 2021

Discover a modern approach to understanding threats and hazards that are more complex, costly, and devastating than ever before.

Agencies around the world rely on geographic information systems (GIS) every day to plan for and mitigate complicated threats and hazards and coordinate emergency response and recovery efforts. Location intelligence provides the kind of deep, real-time data insights needed for managers, directors, and other decision-makers to analyze risk, gain situational awareness, and manage tomorrow’s emergencies.

Dealing with Disasters: GIS for Emergency Management explores a collection of real-life case studies about emergency management agencies successfully using GIS for real and potential hazards. Chapters are laid out to explore three primary areas of disaster management:

Each of the three themed parts also includes a "how to get started" section that provides deas, strategies, tools, and actions to help jump-start your own use of GIS for emergency management, and an index organized by disaster type allows you to quickly learn or refresh yourself on GIS implementation. A collection of online resources, including additional stories, videos, new ideas and concepts, and downloadable tools and content, complements this book. Use Dealing with Disasters: GIS for Emergency Management as a guide for strategizing against and surviving the emergencies that befall communities.

The e-book for Dealing with Disasters: GIS for Emergency Management, 9781589486409, $19.99, will be available at most online retailers.

Ryan Lanclos is the Director of Public Safety Solutions at Esri where he is responsible for strategic initiatives across public safety and national security. He serves as Esri’s subject matter expert on GIS for emergency management and humanitarian response, and he leads Esri’s Disaster Response Program (DRP) that provides 24x7 GIS support to organizations during disasters.

Matt Artz is a content strategist for Esri Press. He brings a wide breadth of experience in environmental science, technology, marketing, and adventure travel.

ISBN: 9781589486393    2021   200 pages   $19.99