Dedication page/Acknowledgement,- Biography of the editor and contributors,- Foreword: Douglas Richardson,- Chapter 1. Geospatial technologies and homeland security: An overview: Daniel Z. Sui,- Chapter 2. Remote sensing and GIS as counterterrorism tools for homeland security: The case of Afghanistan: John (Jack) Shroder,- Chapter 3. Economic impacts of terrorist attacks and natural disasters: Case studies of Los Angles and Houston: Qisheng Pan et al,- Chapter 4. From crime analysis to homeland security: A role for neighborhood profiling?: David I Ashby et al,- Chapter 5. Measuring and mapping conflict-related deaths and segregation: Lessons from the Belfast 'troubles': Victor Mesev et al ,- Chapter 6. Internal security for communities: A spatial analysis of the effectiveness of sex offender laws: Douglas F. Wunneburger et al ,- Chapter 7. Remote sensing-based damage assessment for homeland security: Anthony M. Filippi,- Chapter 8. Estimating flood damage in Texas using GIS: Predictors, consequences, and policy implications: Samuel D. Brody and Sammy Zahran,- Chapter 9. Agent-based modeling and evacuation planning: F. Benjamin Zhan and Xuwei Chen,- Chapter 10. Building evacuation in emergencies: A review and interpretation of software for simulating pedestrian egress: Christian J.E. Castle and Paul A. Longley,- Chapter 11. High-resolution coastal elevation data: The key to planning for storm surge and sea level rise: Mark Monmonier,- Chapter 12. Remote sensing and GIS applications for precision area-wide pest management: Implications for homeland security: Yanbo Huang et al,- Chapter 13. Spatial epidemiology: Where have we come in 150 years?: Michael Ward,- Chapter 14. The role of geosurveillance and security in the politics of fear: Jeremy W. Crampton,- Chapter 15. Mapping the under-scrutinized: The West German census boycott movement of 1987 and the dangers of information-based Security: Matthew Hannah,- Chapter 16. The Importance of spatial thinking in anuncertain world: Robert S. Bednarz and Sarah W. Bednarz,- Chapter 17. GIS and homeland security education: Creating a better tomorrow in our classrooms today: David McIntye and Andrew Klein,- Chapter 18. Geospatial technologies and homeland security: Challenges and opportunities: Michael F. Goodchild,- Index
Homeland security and context In the Geographical Dimensions of Terrorism (GDOT) (Cutter et al. 2003), the first book after 9/11 to address homeland security and geography, we developed several thematic research agendas and explored intersections between geographic research and the importance of context, both geographical and political, in relationship to the concepts of terrorism and security. It is good to see that a great deal of new thought and research continues to flow from that initial research agenda, as illustrated by many of the papers of this new book, entitled Geospatial Technologies and Homeland Security: Research Frontiers and Future Challenges. Context is relevant not only to understanding homeland security issues broadly, but also to the conduct of research on geospatial technologies. It is impossible to understand the implications of a homeland security strategy, let alone hope to make predictions, conduct meaningful modeling and research, or assess the value and dangers of geospatial technologies, without consideration of overarching political, social, economic, and geographic contexts within which these questions are posed.
Comprehensive review of the latest geospatial technologies for homeland security and emergency management applications
Covering a diverse topics, ranging from technical, methodological, social, and educational issues
Written by leading academic researchers in geospatial technologies and homeland security/emergency management