Planning n Mitigation | VOL. 14, ISSUE 83, March-April 2014 |
The authors are Scientist, Head of Division and Group Director, National Remote Sensing Centre, Hyderabad. firstname.lastname@example.org
Being prepared for disasters before they strike entails ensuring that the rescue teams have the necessary equipment, know where to take people from the affected area and, most importantly, how to keep themselves safe so that the rescue operation continues. By implementing geospatial techniques, emergency preparedness and response phase operations can be customised, and ready to use scenarios can be created to provide information on how to alert, prepare and train volunteers for emergencies.