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GIS 527

Crisis Management in GIS :

(Two Hours Lecture, Two Credit Hours)

 

 

PREREQUISTS:

 

None.

TEXTBOOK:

Handouts will be given to students on weekly basis.

 

REFERENCE BOOKS:

None specific. (Updated Web sources will be used)

 

COURSE OBJECTIVES:

The ultimate goal, in this Course, is to allow geographically dispersed decision makers to respond quickly in a collaborative decision-making environment. Use of GIS and a CAD CAM (Computer Aided Design & Management) systems will be presented to students to solve operations issues of Crisis Management. Mass destruction and disaster scenarios, assessment techniques, disaster - recovery conceptualizations, public affairs decision making techniques will also be discussed

 

 

 

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MID TERM HOMEWORK

 

The main aim of the homework is to portray the nature and complexity of crisis situations, to suggest tools for thinking about them, to offer means to ask questions and to provide applicable answers towards the mentioned aim.

Subject

What can be done, in order to prevent and manage crisis?

Each student will write a brief review of guidelines for preventing and managing a crisis, whether caused by a natural disaster or any disruptive incident that poses a threat to a working system.

Content

Each homework must clearly outline the material proposed for presentation. Students are expected to give only the relevant information that the average reader would easily comprehend the scope of work, Homeworks are also expected to bring original ideas with interesting approaches.

Format

Each homework should include an introduction, material and methods, results and conclusions. Abstracts must be in English and cannot exceed 1.000 words. Use standard abbreviations and symbols. Proofread the typed homework carefully, since no changes or substitutions will be accepted after submission.

Submission / Verification

Homeworks will be submitted by e-mail to the below given address before the announced examination date.

mailto:hakan.saritas@hotmail.com

 Submittal date: January 22, 2007

 

COURSE OUTLINE:

 

 

WEEK 1,2,3,4

Conceptualizations on Crisis Management and related implementations in general.

 

WEEK 5,6,7,8

Mass destruction and disaster scenarios, assessment techniques.

 

WEEK 9

Mid Term Examination.

 

WEEK 10,11,12

Disaster - recovery conceptualizations, public affairs decision making techniques.

WEEK 13

 

General discussion.

WEEK 14

Mid Term Examination.

 

 

 

GRADING:

Two Mid Term axaminations will be averaged and affect the grade by 50 %. Final exam will be the 50 % of the resulting grade

 

 
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