Public Participation WebGIS for Disaster and Emergency Management

Rifaat Abdalla*, Marwa Esmail

*Corresponding author for this work

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All disasters have shared the characteristic of being monumentally costly. The growing prevalence of natural disasters is driving people to pay more and more attention to emergency management. Progress in catastrophe analysis capabilities based on Geographic Information Systems (GIS) may allow the needs of public participation to be considered. Synchronous data sharing between citizens and emergency workers could effectively promote the process of decision-making. With the development of the Internet and technology, Internet-based PPGIS becomes an affordable and accessible GIS tool for public engagement.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAdvances in Science, Technology and Innovation
PublisherSpringer Nature
Number of pages11
Publication statusPublished - 2019

Publication series

NameAdvances in Science, Technology and Innovation
ISSN (Print)2522-8714
ISSN (Electronic)2522-8722


  • Disaster Management
  • Emergency Management
  • Emergency Workers
  • Social Media
  • Volunteered Geographic Information (VGI)

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Architecture
  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment
  • Environmental Chemistry

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