Complete, easy-to-use and timely information about geographic objects
and factors and their influence, is very important for making the right decisions.
By the development and introduction of technologies as geographic
information systems (GIS technology), this process should be much easier
than before. Emergency management basically includes four phases, namely
preparedness, mitigation, response and recovery. In all mentioned phases,
GIS could be used because emergency management actions are based on the
analysis of information. The most of information, which is used in emergency
management, has spatial characteristics and can be shown on maps.
Also, when some information is mapped and data is linked to map, decision
makers in all phases of emergency management have a powerful tool for
making appropriate decision. Emergency situations nowadays occur more
often than before and emergency management personnel have critical tasks
to protect people’s lives, their property and environmental values. In solving
these tasks, GIS will facilitate their work and raise public safety before,
during and after some natural or other disasters. Institutions responsible
for emergency management are aware of those facts and make big efforts to
implement GIS in their work.
M. Milenković, D. Kekic, “Using GIS in Emergency Management,” in Sinteza 2016 - International Scientific Conference on ICT and E-Business Related Research, Belgrade, Singidunum University, Serbia, 2016, pp. 202-207. doi: 10.15308/Sinteza-2016-202-207
Milenković, M., Kekic, D. (2016). Using GIS in Emergency Management. Paper presented at Sinteza 2016 - International Scientific Conference on ICT and E-Business Related Research. doi:10.15308/Sinteza-2016-202-207