Adrijana Car – Thomas Jekel – Josef Strobl – Gerald Griesebner (Eds.)


GI_Forum 2016, Volume 4, Issue 2

Journal for Geographic Information Science


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ISBN 978-3-7001-8085-2
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GI_Forum 2016, Volume 4,  Issue 2 
 
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Adrijana Car – Thomas Jekel – Josef Strobl – Gerald Griesebner (Eds.)


GI_Forum 2016, Volume 4, Issue 2

Journal for Geographic Information Science


ISSN 2308-1708
Online Edition

ISBN 978-3-7001-8085-2
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doi:10.1553/giscience2016_02_
GI_Forum 2016, Volume 4,  Issue 2 
 
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Jeremy Wetterwald, Erik Kjaergaard
S.  90 - 108
doi:10.1553/giscience2016_02_s90
Abstract:
Despite commendable efforts to promote Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) in development planning, current mainstreaming efforts are failing to keep pace with the increase in exposure, vulnerability and climate-related natural hazards. The recently developed inter-agency and multi-sectoral spatial risk assessments for Bosnia-Herzegovina (BiH) have proven to be effective research and communication tools that have the potential to convince busy policymakers and programme managers to scale up DRR. From the perspective of the UN in Bosnia-Herzegovina, we present geospatial hazard and exposure assessments that have helped to identify and visualize a range of natural hazards and socio-economic factors. In the information age, the internet, publicly available datasets and open source software have created hitherto unknown opportunities to undertake effective disaster risk management. This paper presents action-oriented, geospatial research with high relevance for policy makers and programme managers. We illustrate how the use of “big and open data” has a cost-saving potential for the DRR community.

Keywords:  GIS, risk mapping, spatial planning, disaster risk reduction, development planning
Published Online:  2016/12/05 10:36:06
Document Date:  2016/12/02 08:11:00
Object Identifier:  0xc1aa5576 0x00348f12

GI_Forum publishes high quality original research across the transdisciplinary field of Geographic Information Science (GIScience). The journal provides a platform for dialogue among GI-Scientists and educators, technologists and critical thinkers in an ongoing effort to advance the field and ultimately contribute to the creation of an informed GISociety. Submissions concentrate on innovation in education, science, methodology and technologies in the spatial domain and their role towards a more just, ethical and sustainable science and society. GI_Forum implements the policy of open access publication after a double-blind peer review process through a highly international team of seasoned scientists for quality assurance. Special emphasis is put on actively supporting young scientists through formative reviews of their submissions. Only English language contributions are published.

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Verlag der Österreichischen Akademie der Wissenschaften
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