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ISPRS Int. J. Geo-Inf. 2012, 1(2), 166-185; doi:10.3390/ijgi1020166
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An Analysis of Geospatial Technologies for Risk and Natural Disaster Management

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Received: 15 June 2012; in revised form: 18 July 2012 / Accepted: 26 July 2012 / Published: 7 August 2012
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Space-Based Technologies for Disaster Risk Management)
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Abstract: This paper discusses the use of spatial data for risk and natural disaster management. The importance of remote-sensing (RS), Geographic Information System (GIS) and Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) data is stressed by comparing studies of the use of these technologies for natural disaster management. Spatial data sharing is discussed in the context of the establishment of Spatial Data Infrastructures (SDIs) for natural disasters. Some examples of SDI application in disaster management are analyzed, and the need for participation from organizations and governments to facilitate the exchange of information and to improve preventive and emergency plans is reinforced. Additionally, the potential involvement of citizens in the risk and disaster management process by providing voluntary data collected from volunteered geographic information (VGI) applications is explored. A model relating all of the spatial data-sharing aspects discussed in the article was suggested to elucidate the importance of the issues raised.
Keywords: volunteered geographic information (VGI); spatial data infrastructure (SDI); remote sensing (RS); disaster management volunteered geographic information (VGI); spatial data infrastructure (SDI); remote sensing (RS); disaster management
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Manfré, L.A.; Hirata, E.; Silva, J.B.; Shinohara, E.J.; Giannotti, M.A.; Larocca, A.P.C.; Quintanilha, J.A. An Analysis of Geospatial Technologies for Risk and Natural Disaster Management. ISPRS Int. J. Geo-Inf. 2012, 1, 166-185.

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Manfré LA, Hirata E, Silva JB, Shinohara EJ, Giannotti MA, Larocca APC, Quintanilha JA. An Analysis of Geospatial Technologies for Risk and Natural Disaster Management. ISPRS International Journal of Geo-Information. 2012; 1(2):166-185.

Chicago/Turabian Style

Manfré, Luiz A.; Hirata, Eliane; Silva, Janaína B.; Shinohara, Eduardo J.; Giannotti, Mariana A.; Larocca, Ana Paula C.; Quintanilha, José A. 2012. "An Analysis of Geospatial Technologies for Risk and Natural Disaster Management." ISPRS Int. J. Geo-Inf. 1, no. 2: 166-185.

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