Special Issue "GIS for Safety & Security Management"
A special issue of ISPRS International Journal of Geo-Information (ISSN 2220-9964).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (15 December 2018)
Dr. Igor Ivan
Vice-dean for Research & Science and International Relations
Associate Professor, Department of Geoinformatics, Faculty of Mining and Geology, VSB-Technical University of Ostrava, Ostrava, Czech Republic
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Interests: quantitative geography; spatial analyses of transport, crime, demography, and labor market; micro-analyses of socioeconomic processes; cartography and visualization; spatiotemporal analysis
Dr. Jan Caha
Assistant Professor, Department of Regional Development and Public Administration, Faculty of Regional Development and International Studies, Mendel University in Brno, Brno, Czech Republic
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Interests: fuzzy sets, logic, and arithmetic in geography; uncertainty; visibility analyses; data science; open source software
In a turbulent world, many threats and challenges are endangering society. Important questions regarding how geospatial technologies can help to protect people, information, critical infrastructure, property, and environments, can be raised. These questions can include the following: How to build and utilize smart cities to be resilient to possible threats? How to divide the responsibility and development of safe and security management among the state and local governments, rescue and security organizations, and GI community?
Current and future GI-technologies are often requested to provide accurate and up-to-date geospatial data gathered from advanced technologies, including new satellite missions, UAV, UGV, sensor networks, mobile phones, social networks, crowdsourcing, and others. Tracking and predicting mobility of people, means, and sources, effective data collection, and fast processing are key features of future geospatial systems for security management. Such data might provide new valuable insights into many spatial processes. Processing of these highly diverse data sources, as well as big geodata, is still a relatively new topic for GIscience. The utilization of such datasets requires implementation of new techniques for risk and hazard optimization, dealing with uncertainty, improvements of modeling and simulations within the context spatial analyses as well as it requires enhancements of spatial visualizations and cartographic capabilities for event management.
Improvement of GI-technologies should support the collaboration of emergency services, law enforcement, military, and intelligence staff, as well as central and local governance, researchers, and society.
The main topics considered for this issue include, but are not limited to:
- natural hazards,
- man-made hazards (including large technical failures like blackouts),
- security threats (terrorisms, national security, crime, intelligence services),
- local risks (traffic accidents, fires, and other dwelling accidents),
- software tools for support of safe and security management.
Dr. Igor Ivan
Dr. Jan Caha
Dr. Jaroslav Burian
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