|Introduction & Invitation|
The world has experienced several devastating disasters in this century, first an Earthquake of a very high magnitude and then Tsunami afterwards or heavy rain flows, followed by floods and landslides are common occurrences. These are conditions where even the most advanced EWS cannot make a significant difference. So, most of the potential to mitigate such a disaster in the future would have to be in the field of vulnerability reduction by adaptation, e.g. in urban planning and construction, based on risk and vulnerability maps.
Another question is the quality and coordination of disaster mapping activities to support response measures. Here we should coordinate all efforts globally as most of the disasters nowadays affect Trans boundaries. So the Geoinformation technologies will and better expressed should help in all facets of Disaster Management. An international effort in this direction is the Gi4DM series of Conferences, which was held for the first time in 2005 in Delft after the Indian Ocean Tsunami and repeated every year in almost all parts of the world. The upcoming conference in next September 2019 will demonstrate the last international advances in Geoinformation regarding the Disaster Management.
We are pleased to invite you to submit an abstract and in case of acceptance your paper to this conference. All accepted papers will be published in ISPRS Archives. The ISPRS Archives are listed in the ISI Conference Proceedings Citation Index (CPCI) of the Web of Science, SCOPUS, and the Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ).
We invite all scientists, practitioners and decision makers to join the conference by sharing their experiences by presenting papers and participating to the discussions afterwards.
|Tullio Tanzi||Orhan Altan||Madhu Chandra|
|ISPRS ICWG III/IVa Chair||ISPRS ICWG III/IVa Co-Chair||ISPRS ICWG III/IVa Co-Chair|
|URSI||ISPRS Honorary Member||URSI|