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Lecture09r - Nature (453, 2,1 May 2008) GIS in Action...

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GIS in Action Getting Started With GIS Chapter 10 Nature (453, 2,1 May 2008) Understanding GIS by Case Study ± Use of GIS is best understood by examining case studies. ± Case studies in 4ed chapter cover rural, suburban, urban, and coastal GIS applications. ± Case studies in 5 th edition use examples from the “glossy” literature Application issues ± What problem was being addressed? ± What data were acquired? ± How were the data integrated? ± What methods were used? ± How successful was the application? ± Are the methods general or specific? ± How well did the software perform?
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Located on older dissected surficial sediments. Composed of alluvial deposits of silt, sand, and gravel. Highly susceptible to soil liquefaction. Earthquake faults border campus on three sides. Campus fault runs directly through Phelps and Girvetz Hall.
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Other buildings for concern: Arts Building The Old Gym Phelps Hall Campbell Hall
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± A more thorough assessment of population would provide better preparation techniques. ± Geological data was simplified to provide overview. ± Seismic stability ratings are based on multivariate factors. ± There is a high level of uncertainty in earthquake management, and thus our project is based on presumptions. ± Earthquakes are rapid onset events, and thus preparation is complex. ± Constant development on campus creates a progressive problem. ± Campus safety organizations are aware of the risks and the main issue is time and funding. ± There are on-going developments in disaster preparedness such as the Great Southern California ShakeOut “to prevent disasters from becoming catastrophes.” www.shakeout.org ± The “big one” is inevitable and we must be prepare ourselves through education. The Great Southern California Shakeout Nov 14 th Annually
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USGS Ground Motion Simulation Case Study 3: GIS at the World Trade Center ± How GIS helped in the rescue and clean-up operations after the world’s worst terrorist attack Contributor: Sean C. Ahern Hunter College - CUNY September 11, 2001 ± “Get your staff together and start creating maps” ± Hunter College’s Center for the Analysis and Research of Spatial Information (CARSI) called in to help deal with the aftermath GIS World Trade Center operations
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This note was uploaded on 12/28/2011 for the course GEOG 176a taught by Professor Clarke during the Fall '09 term at UCSB.

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Lecture09r - Nature (453, 2,1 May 2008) GIS in Action...

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