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Open Source GIS Decision Support Tools for Wildfire and Flood Natural Hazards with Embedded Interactive Training Resources
Open Source GIS Decision Support Tools for Wildfire and Flood Natural Hazards with Embedded Interactive Training Resources

Author(s): Stefan Stefanov, Nina Dobrinkova, Emilia Tosheva
Subject(s): Economy, National Economy, Supranational / Global Economy, Business Economy / Management, Energy and Environmental Studies
Published by: Национално издателство за образование и наука „Аз-буки“
Keywords: G Suite; volunteer's training; open source GIS applications
Summary/Abstract: Training of volunteers that participate in natural hazard suppression measures is very important and time consuming. The volunteers do not have unlimited amount of time to dedicate on educational activities. Thus, interactive training platforms are the next step of the training processes. In our paper we will describe an open source Geographic Information System (GIS) tool specifically designed to support decision making for field operations in cases of natural disasters. The training activities for the tool implementation were based on Google G-Suite cloud application. The GIS application was developed to deliver field situation alerts in operational room and G suite was used before the field work as preparatory training for the teams working with it. The combination of the online tools described in the paper is presented as potential first step of real time volunteer training system that in future can be further elaborated and improved.

  • Page Range: 232-241
  • Page Count: 10
  • Publication Year: 2020
  • Language: English