Planning n Mitigation | VOL. 14, ISSUE 83, March-April 2014

Utilisation of Open Source Geospatial Technologies for Disaster Preparedness

Each state in India has its disaster preparedness plan and as per the new guidelines of the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) even districts have preparedness plans along the lines of state plans. Cyclone Phailin has shown that if local or central agencies are prepared for a disaster before it strikes, loss of life can be drastically minimised. As the preparedness plan has to be executed on the ground, accurate and current information about the terrain is of great importance;...

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