Disaster Management Information Systems and GIS
Track: Disaster and Emergency Management
Authors: mark van staden
An illustration of how GIS contributes to intelligence in the disaster management continuum and the operations of the National Disaster Management Center (NDMC) of South Africa. GIS has been successfully implemented and utilized in the development of early warning systems, risk and damage assessments and provides situational awareness -providing strategic, tactical and operational planning support. Its ability to collate and represent data makes it a critical part of the NDMC's operations.