Journal of Geography  & Natural Disasters

Journal of Geography  & Natural Disasters
Open Access

ISSN: 2167-0587

Shadi Kuhail

Department of Finance and Management, Birzeit University, Birzeit, Palestinian territory, Brazil

  • Research Article   
    Use Geotechnical to Build Disaster Management Systems to Mitigate the Effects of Wars
    Author(s): Shadi Kuhail*

    This study examines the role of GIS in emergency management through the lens of comprehensive emergency management and its four phases: mitigation, preparedness, response, and recovery. The primary concern before a potential disaster is mitigating the impact of a hazard. Here GIS is gaining favour in risk assessment and the development of long-term mitigation strategies. In the preparedness and response phases, GIS may serve either as the integrating centrepiece for a comprehensive disaster preparedness and response system or as a portable, on-site source of spatial information. In the wake of a disaster, GIS is becoming integral in supporting damage assessment, rebuilding, and public education. The studying concludes with an example application of GIS in emergency planning: evacuation vulnerability mapping As happened in the Gaza war in 2014, where dozens of people lost their lives a.. View More»

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