Identification of local information items needed during search and rescue following an earthquake


Guven G. , ERGEN E.

DISASTER PREVENTION AND MANAGEMENT, vol.20, no.5, pp.458-472, 2011 (Journal Indexed in SSCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 20 Issue: 5
  • Publication Date: 2011
  • Doi Number: 10.1108/09653561111178916
  • Title of Journal : DISASTER PREVENTION AND MANAGEMENT
  • Page Numbers: pp.458-472

Abstract

Purpose - This paper aims to identify the local information items that are needed by search and rescue (S&R) teams for an effective disaster response following an earthquake. Currently, it is a challenging and time-consuming task to collect most of this information from a disaster environment. It was envisioned that the local information identified can be stored on distributed databases that are placed in the buildings and will be used to improve S&R operations.