Geographic Information System Technology: Review of the Challenges for Its Establishment as a Major Asset for Disaster and Emergency Management in Poland

Krzysztof Goniewicz, Maciej Magiera, Dorota Rucińska, Witold Pawłowski, Frederick M. Burkle, Attila J. Hertelendy, Mariusz Goniewicz

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Abstract

Technical and technological progress in the 21st century, especially emerging geographic information system (GIS) technology, offers new and unprecedented opportunities to counteract the impact of crisis situations and emergencies. Computerization and development of GIS enabled the digital visualization of space for interactive analysis of multiple data in the form of models or simulations. Additionally, computerization, which gives rise to a new quality of database management, requires continuous modernization of computer hardware and software. This study examines selected examples of the implications and impact of the GIS commonly used in Poland.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalDisaster medicine and public health preparedness
DOIs
StateAccepted/In press - 2020
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • GIS
  • Key Words:
  • disaster management
  • disaster preparedness

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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