This week, you have been introduced to the range of potential hazards that GIS systems for emergency management must be prepared to handle. In your reading assignment, we began to explore some of the key issues associated with supporting emergency management tasks with GIS tools. Knowing how to design an effective GIS system fo emergency management depends on understanding hazards as much as it depends on understanding the capabilities and limitations of current GIS technology.
Now that you have a general understanding of the types of hazards relevant to GIS systems for emergency management, we will begin examining the first of the four stages of emergency management in greater detail. In the next lesson, we will explore the role of GIS for Preparedness activities.
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