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The evolution of geographical information systems for fire prevention support

Higgins, E and Taylor, MJ and Francis, H and Jones, M and Appleton, D (2014) The evolution of geographical information systems for fire prevention support. Fire Safety Journal, 69. pp. 117-125. ISSN 0379-7112

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Abstract

Geographical information systems (GIS) provide visual map based analysis and reporting information implemented in map layers. Geographical information systems evolve by incorporating new and enhanced means of analysing and presenting location based information. In this paper we examine the evolution of a geographical information system for fire prevention support that evolved through transitions of the underlying approach to the analysis of dwelling fire risk over a six year period 2007 to 2013. The novel theoretical contribution of this paper is the examination of the evolution of GIS analysis and modelling approaches, and in the specific context of fire and rescue services, the examination of the evolution of a fire prevention support GIS.

Keywords
Geographical Information System;
Evolution;
Dwelling;
Fire risk

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: “NOTICE: this is the author’s version of a work that was accepted for publication in Fire Safety Journal. Changes resulting from the publishing process, such as peer review, editing, corrections, structural formatting, and other quality control mechanisms may not be reflected in this document. Changes may have been made to this work since it was submitted for publication. A definitive version was subsequently published in Fire Safety Journal Vol 69, October 2014 doi:10.1016/j.firesaf.2014.08.004
Subjects: T Technology > T Technology (General)
T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
Divisions: Computer Science
Publisher: Elsevier
Date Deposited: 06 Nov 2014 12:25
Last Modified: 01 Nov 2016 00:50
URI: http://researchonline.ljmu.ac.uk/id/eprint/193

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