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    Understanding the Geography of Post-Traumatic Stress: An Academic Justification for Using a Spatial Video Acquisition System in the Response to Hurricane Katrina


    Curtis, Andrew and Mills, Jacqueline W. and Kennedy, Barrett and Fotheringham, Stewart and McCarthy, Tim (2007) Understanding the Geography of Post-Traumatic Stress: An Academic Justification for Using a Spatial Video Acquisition System in the Response to Hurricane Katrina. Journal of Contingencies and Crisis Management, 15 (4). pp. 208-219. ISSN 0966-0879

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    Abstract

    In the aftermath of a disaster like Hurricane Katrina, remote-sensing methods are often employed in an effort to assess damage. However, their utility may be limited by the aerial perspective and image resolution. The Spatial Video Acquisition System (SVAS), in conjunction with a Geographic Information System (GIS), has the potential to be a complementary methodology for obtaining damage assessment information as well as capturing recovery related geographies associated with post-traumatic stress. An example is provided from the Lower 9th Ward of New Orleans with data that could be used to predict neighborhood post-traumatic stress. Results reveal six dimensions in which a SVAS can improve existing disaster-related data collection approaches: organization, archiving, transferability, evaluation, objectivity, and feasibility.

    Item Type: Article
    Additional Information: Cite as: Curtis, A., Mills, J. W., Kennedy, B., Fotheringham, S. and McCarthy, T. (2007), Understanding the Geography of Post-Traumatic Stress: An Academic Justification for Using a Spatial Video Acquisition System in the Response to Hurricane Katrina. Journal of Contingencies and Crisis Management, 15: 208–219. doi:10.1111/j.1468-5973.2007.00522.x
    Keywords: Geography; Post-Traumatic Stress; Spatial Video Acquisition System; Hurricane Katrina; Geographic Information System (GIS);
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Science and Engineering > Research Institutes > National Centre for Geocomputation, NCG
    Item ID: 9264
    Identification Number: https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1468-5973.2007.00522.x
    Depositing User: Tim McCarthy
    Date Deposited: 19 Feb 2018 17:21
    Journal or Publication Title: Journal of Contingencies and Crisis Management
    Publisher: Blackwell Publishing Company
    Refereed: Yes
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