A GIS-based Decision Support System for Typhoon Emergency Response in Taiwan

Ming Hsi Hsu, Albert S. Chen, Liang Chun Chen, Cheng Shang Lee, Feng Tyan Lin, Chen Jia Huang

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The effective response actions can significantly reduce the damage caused by disasters, but the emergency managers require plenty of information before setting up appropriate strategies. The data gathering and analyzing processes are complex and the time is constrained during emergency. A GIS-based decision support system was developed to enhance the emergency operations during typhoon attacks in Taiwan. The system integrates the real time rainfall monitor and forecast information, the hazard potential, and the basic spatial database to help the emergency managers making decisions efficiently.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)7-12
Number of pages6
JournalGeotechnical and Geological Engineering
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2011 Jan 1

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Architecture
  • Geotechnical Engineering and Engineering Geology
  • Soil Science
  • Geology


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