The Application of Geographical Information System on Disaster Mitigation and Management

Tsung-Min Cheng, Shih-Chung Huang, Shih-Hsin Zeng
2000 Proceedings of the 17th IAARC/CIB/IEEE/IFAC/IFR International Symposium on Automation and Robotics in Construction   unpublished
In recent years it has become a trend to use the Geographical Information System (GIS) for disaster mitigation and hazard prevention. The GIS can quickly and efficiently process large amount of spatial data and their attributes. When deployed, it is a valuable tool for decision supports and in-disaster responses, and it can facilitate the operations of disaster mitigation and emergency rescues. When a major disaster strikes, successful rescues depend on the quick arrival at disaster sites and
more » ... isaster sites and the timely mobilization of personnel, materials, and supplies. Every aspect of the in-disaster response such as reactions, responses, and decisions can be strengthened by the use of GIS.
doi:10.22260/isarc2000/0128 fatcat:p3fdrbhqlrd6fj75ve26louwhu