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Impediments to using GIS for real-time disaster decision support

Zerger, Andre; Smith, David

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This paper examines and evaluates the application of GIS for cyclone disaster riskmanagement, focusing on observations from a real-time emergency management disaster scenario held in Mackay in far north Queensland, Australia. Results from scenario observations and post-scenario interviews with riskmanagers highlight the limitations of GIS for real-time disaster planning. Limitations include the scale of spatial data and its suitability for regionalscale decision making and the risk manager's...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2003
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/77173
Source: Computers, Environment and Urban Systems
DOI: 10.1016/S0198-9715(01)00021-7

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