Infrastructure management information system framework requirements for disasters

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dc.contributor.author Pradhan, Anu
dc.contributor.author Laefer, Debra F.
dc.contributor.author Rasdorf, W. J. (William J.)
dc.date.accessioned 2010-08-16T13:48:58Z
dc.date.available 2010-08-16T13:48:58Z
dc.date.copyright 2007 ASCE en
dc.date.issued 2007-03
dc.identifier.citation Journal of Computing in Civil Engineering en
dc.identifier.issn 0887-3801
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10197/2377
dc.description.abstract A three-tiered, enterprise, GIS architecture offers a robust, efficient, and secure platform to potentially revolutionize disaster management by enabling support of all of the phases of governmental activity that must occur before, during, and after a disaster. Presently, both publicly and privately initiated, computer-based systems designed for disaster management cannot meet the real-time data access and analysis needs at crucial stages, especially those occurring during an actual disaster. Impediments are reflective of the proprietary, standalone, and segregated nature of current systems. This paper proposes an integrated, infrastructure management information system as a reliable and effective alternative. Issues related to sharing data, customizing applications, supporting multiple data formats, querying visually, facilitating ubiquitous computing, and upgrading are all addressed. Achieving maximum flexibility and capacity in a disaster management system relies upon recent advances in the following areas: (1) standardized data specifications, (2) middleware services, and (3) web-enabled, distributed computing. Key resources in designing and implementing such an arrangement are prototyped in a system that was initially designed for addressing disaster management of urban explosions. The critical details of that system are presented herein. en
dc.description.sponsorship Not applicable en
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dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher American Society of Civil Engineering (ASCE) en
dc.relation.requires Critical Infrastructure Group Research Collection en
dc.relation.requires Urban Institute Ireland Research Collection en
dc.subject Disasters en
dc.subject Hazards en
dc.subject Database en
dc.subject Spatial data en
dc.subject Emergency services en
dc.subject Damage assessment en
dc.subject Disaster relief en
dc.subject Computer networks en
dc.subject Computer applications en
dc.subject Computer models en
dc.subject Computer software en
dc.subject Information management en
dc.subject Information system en
dc.subject Geographic information system en
dc.subject.lcsh Emergency management--Geographic information systems en
dc.subject.lcsh Information resources management en
dc.title Infrastructure management information system framework requirements for disasters en
dc.type Journal Article en
dc.internal.availability Full text available en
dc.internal.webversions Publisher's version en
dc.internal.webversions http://dx.doi.org/10.1061/(ASCE)0887-3801(2007)21:2(90) en
dc.status Peer reviewed en
dc.identifier.volume 21 en
dc.identifier.issue 2 en
dc.identifier.startpage 90 en
dc.identifier.endpage 101 en
dc.identifier.doi 10.1061/(ASCE)0887-3801(2007)21:2(90)
dc.neeo.contributor Pradhan|Anu|aut| en
dc.neeo.contributor Laefer|Debra F.|aut| en
dc.neeo.contributor Rasdorf|W. J. (William J.)|aut| en
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