Project Title

GIS and Catastrophes

Presenter Information

Brianna FrailleyFollow

Presenter Hometown

Owensboro, KY

Major

Geographic Information Science

Department

Geosciences

Degree

Undergraduate

Mentor

Christopher Hughes

Mentor Department

Geosciences

Abstract

Geographic Information Science (GIS) is a useful tool to predict spatial problems, or problems that can be attached to a point on the Earth. Many areas of fieldwork can use GIS and benefit from it because of the spatial data analysis and ease of visual interpretation using maps. The history of GIS starts with basic map making principles and interpreting the data by hand. This is time consuming and often the data weren’t analyzed fast enough to be useful. However, recent technology updates have improved many systems and GIS has become more versatile to many fields. This work will focus on the many uses of GIS for helping disaster management, disease monitoring, and how governments and nonprofit organizations will benefit from this system.

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GIS and Catastrophes

Geographic Information Science (GIS) is a useful tool to predict spatial problems, or problems that can be attached to a point on the Earth. Many areas of fieldwork can use GIS and benefit from it because of the spatial data analysis and ease of visual interpretation using maps. The history of GIS starts with basic map making principles and interpreting the data by hand. This is time consuming and often the data weren’t analyzed fast enough to be useful. However, recent technology updates have improved many systems and GIS has become more versatile to many fields. This work will focus on the many uses of GIS for helping disaster management, disease monitoring, and how governments and nonprofit organizations will benefit from this system.