250 pages | 16 Color Illus. | 57 B/W Illus.
GIS for Critical Infrastructure Protection highlights the GIS-based technologies that can be used to support critical infrastructure protection and emergency management. The book bridges the gap between theory and practice using real-world applications, real-world case studies, and the authors’ real-world experience. Geared toward infrastructure owners and first responders and their agencies, it addresses gaps in the response, recovery, preparedness planning, and emergency management of large-scale disasters. It also explains the first principles of CIP, introduces the basic components of GIS, and focuses on the application of GIS analysis to identify and mitigate risk and facilitate remediation. In addition, it offers suggestions on how geospatial and emergency response communities can come together—and with combined knowledge—work toward viable solutions for future improvements.
GIS for Critical Infrastructure Protection serves as a reference for infrastructure owner’s police, fire, paramedics, and other government agencies responsible for crisis and emergency response, and critical infrastructure protection. The book benefits first responders and infrastructure owners working to ensure the continued safety and operability of the nation’s infrastructure.
"As one who participated in the RNC-Tampa GIS preparations, I was profoundly impressed with an assistant chief who reminded technologists, "at the end of the day, our officers still need to be able to read a map on the hood of a police car." This book explores accurately many of the challenges and benefits GIS technology brings to modern day policing and public protection from an academic and real-world level."
—Mike King, Currently: Global GIS Professional, Retired Police Commander
"The case studies show how, today, GIS in relation to CIP democratizes GIS data and places it at the fingertips of decision makers and at the center of every employee’s work to protect Critical Infrastructure. This effort by the authors is a remarkably fresh, cogent, and edifying consideration of GIS in alignment with CIP to realize the benefits of strategy creation to actual strategy execution. This book is both timely and powerful, and comes at an opportune time in the evolution of GIS and CIP in the "real world".
—Dick Clark, Former State of Montana CIO (retired) 2005-2012, Former Member of National Geospatial Advisory Committee
"Overall, the book was an enjoyable and highly useful read. It is well illustrated with maps, charts, photos, and diagrams. It will serve well as a textbook for an emergency management curriculum or as a handbook for GIS practitioners who wish to learn more about CIP. I will reach for it often."
—The GIS Professional, March/April 2016
Basics of Geographic Information Systems
Government’s Application of GIS to CIP
Industry’s Application of GIS to CIP
Local Government Application of GIS to CIP
Case Study: The 2012 Republican National Convention in Tampa, Florida
Case Study: The GECCo Project in Minneapolis and St. Paul
Emergency Response and Management: Lessons Learned on the Gulf Coast
Use of GIS for Hazard Mitigation Planning in Mississippi