Planning n Mitigation | VOL. 11, ISSUE 64, January-February 2011 |

Mapping Initiatives for Disaster Management

In India till recently, initiatives to map different aspects of disasters have been institution specific or related to demonstration of technology for disaster management and mitigation. With the establishment of the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) in 2005, several expert committees were appointed to look into specific disasters and issue guidelines. One such working committee of experts (WCE) was constituted to consider the cartographic requirements for disaster management. The aspects under consideration included, understanding spatial patterns of disasters; identifying critical...

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