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Developed for members of the humanitarian relief community,GIS Tutorial for Humanitarian Assistancemoves you from the role of casual observer to involved investigator as you learn to apply analysis skills in GIS to real-world problems around the globe. Following the standard tutorial format, exercises in this book demonstrate the GIS knowledge you need to effectively manage the provision of humanitarian assistance before, during, and after a disaster. A fully functioning 180-day trial version of ArcEditor 9.3.1 software on DVD and a CD of data for working through the exercises are included.
Firoz Verjee is senior research associate at the Institute for Crisis, Disaster & Risk Management at the George Washington University. For more than 16 years he has specialized in the application of remote sensing and GIS, primarily within the fields of disaster risk reduction and humanitarian assistance. Verjee has provided expert services to the U.S. National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration, the World Bank Group, the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, and FOCUS Humanitarian Assistance.