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Towards a methodology for the use of geo-information technology in disaster assessment

Dawie van Vuuren
Jàmbá: Journal of Disaster Risk Studies | Vol 1, No 1 | a6 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/jamba.v1i1.6 | © 2006 Dawie van Vuuren | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 25 April 2006 | Published: 25 April 2006

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Dawie van Vuuren, The Managing Director of MetroGIS. His involvement in Disaster Management started in 1999, with the National Y2K disaster management initiative, South Africa

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Disaster assessment entails the description of disaster events and their impact on human lives, property and the environment. Information is a vital component of this process, and geo-information technology in particular should have a key role in this regard.


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