GIS Tutorial for Homeland Security

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ESRI, Inc., 2008 - Political Science - 423 pages
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In the wake of catastrophic events such as the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001, and Hurricane Katrina, much attention has been focused on learning from our mistakes. Weaknesses can be identified early by utilizing a geographic information system (GIS) as a planning and prevention tool. GIS Tutorial for Homeland Security presents a key ingredient to the recovery and improvement of national security with exercises that integrate the best practices of GIS and public safety to safeguard the nation in times of deliberate attacks and natural disasters. GIS Tutorial for Homeland Security is the perfect start to building and examining different strategies of defense, presenting tutorials on preparing a Minimum Essential Data Sets (MEDS) database, information sharing and collaboration, disseminating indicators and warnings, a critical infrastructure protection program, citizen protection, search and rescue, and more.
  

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Contents

1 Introducing the ArcGIS interface
13
1 Exercise 2 2
27
3
34
concept map
80
1 Delineate DHS Urban Area
86
2 Add boundary data to the MEDS map
101
3 Add transportation data to the MEDS map
110
4 Add hydrography data to the MEDS map
135
5 15 3 concept map
232
2 Locate critical infrastructure
239
4 Prepare protect scenario map 2
272
6 Protect impacted population
285
concept map
296
3 Prepare respond scenario map 2
314
4 Perform respond suitability analysis
329
6 Add the U S National Grid
341

5 Add structures data to the MEDS Map
141
6 Add a raster image layer to the MEDS map
153
7 Add Land Cover layer to the MEDS map
164
8 Add a DEM layer to the MEDS map
170
9 Add Geographic Names to the MEDS map
177
10 MEDS data management
184
7 1 concept map
348
2 Prepare recover scenario map 2
384
Appendix A Data license agreement
405
Data sources
417
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Susuan Lindell Radke is the founder of Berkeley Geo-Research Group.

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