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Geospatial Information is the Cornerstone of Effective Hazards Response

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Geospatial Information is the Cornerstone of Effective Hazards Response; 2008; FS; 2008-3026; Newell, Mark

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Every day there are hundreds of natural disasters world-wide. Some are dramatic, whereas others are barely noticeable. A natural disaster is commonly defined as a natural event with catastrophic consequences for living things in the vicinity. Those events include earthquakes, floods, hurricanes, landslides, tsunami, volcanoes, and wildfires. Man-made disasters are events that are caused by man either intentionally or by accident, and that directly or indirectly threaten public health and well-being. These occurrences span the spectrum from terrorist attacks to accidental oil spills. To assist in responding to natural and potential man-made disasters, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) has established the Geospatial Information Response [...]

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Mark Newell
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Geological Survey (U.S.)

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