Security First
Geospatial Workflows for a Safe and Equitable World

Edited by Darren Martin Ruddell,Diana Ter-Ghazaryan

ISBN13: 9781589487857

Imprint: ESRI Press

Publisher: ESRI Press


Published: 20/03/2025

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With the world facing immense challenges, how do we create a safer and more equitable world?  Geospatial intelligence offers valuable insights to help organizations and governments protect communities. By using technology to obtain location-based data, these groups can make spatially informed decisions about how best to help people who are most at risk. Learning the technical skills needed to use geographic information systems (GIS) to visualize and interpret this data has never been more essential for working to find resolutions for the numerous challenges humanity faces today.  Security First: Geospatial Workflows for a Safe and Equitable World guides readers through specific exercises and examples to show how GIS can be used to address significant world issues while building the technical skills required to work in the field of human security and geospatial intelligence.  Through 20 geospatial workflows, Security First covers a breadth of topics found in geospatial security, such as:  human rights violations,   vulnerability to flooding,   concerns around illegal fishing,  quantifying and mapping land use and land cover change,  monitoring environmental justice, and  emergency response and disaster management.  Each chapter is organized with learning objectives, technical requirements, prerequisite knowledge, a geospatial workflow, an analysis, and additional resources. All detailed exercises use ArcGIS software and downloadable data, helping to establish and reinforce the technical skills of readers. Users will also interpret their results and write an intelligence brief, requiring them to think critically about the result of their work. In helping to guide strategic decision-making, this manual will get readers on their way to incorporating GIS into their work for improved analysis and results. Written for professors, students, and professionals, Security First is the first crowdsourced workbook in the growing field of human security and geospatial intelligence. Contributors and editors include academics teaching or studying human security and geospatial intelligence.   Get the technical and critical-thinking skills you need to work in human security and geospatial intelligence.
Quantifying and Mapping Land Use and Land Cover Change for HSGI by Amelie Y. Davis and Madeline A. Williams Introduction to Environmental Justice Monitoring: The Case of Air Pollution by Bita Minaravesh Workflow to Detect Ship Encounters at Sea with GIS Support by Ana Catarina Nunes and Marco Painho Geospatial Intelligence in Disaster Management: Lessons from Hurricane Dorian by Eric Allen Jr. Creating Facility Outline Graphics and Gridded Reference Graphics in ArcGIS Pro for Intelligence by Jacob Spear Estimating the Vulnerable Population under Flood Risk in Florida and its Changes between 2001 and 2019 by Jinwen Xu and Levente Juhász Evaluating Shoreline Property Ownership under the Threat of Future Sea Level Rise by Jinwen Xu and Levente Juhász Predictive Military Geography of Poland by Logan Bolan and Nate Kozlowski Cultural Impacts of the Russian War in Ukraine by Madeline Rouse Aggression or Defense? Assessing Russian Intentions in the Arctic by Michael R. Pfonner and Darren Ruddell Introduction to Fire Intelligence – Wildfire by T. Monicque Lee Monitoring Human Rights Violations Using Satellite Remote Sensing by Rebecca Bosworth and Yi Qi Mapping Flooded Urban Areas from the Nova Kakhovka, Ukraine Dam Destruction by Ruben Santiago and Sofia Henriques Using Geospatial Information Dashboards to Manage Green Infrastructure by Sarbeswar Praharaj Accelerating Electric Vehicle Uptake: Locating Charging Stations in an Urban Context by Scott Kelley Applying the U.S. National Grid for Emergency Response by Justice Batiste, Joseph Canas, and Tristan Pekron Status and Optimization Strategies of Urban Greening Based on Remote Sensing Imagery and Deep Learning by Yifan Yang Fishing Activities and Marine Protected Areas in the South Pacific by Diana Ter-Ghazaryan and Bruce Vitor 3D HSGI Applications and the Importance of Projections by Jennifer Swift TBD – there are two outstanding submissions and one will fill this final spot
  • Social welfare & social services
  • Human rights
  • General (US: Trade)
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