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geospatial applications

April 8, 2011

Homeland Security Challenges Create Geospatial Opportunities

By Michael F. Goodchild, Department of Geography, University of California, Santa Barbara (www.geog.ucsb.edu). Although traditional geospatial applications often have proceeded at a fairly leisurely pace, applications in emergency management almost always stress the need for speed. Responders use the term “golden hour” to denote the first 60 minutes following an event—the window during which there’s