How GIS and Remote Sensing Are Playing the Most Critical Role in Disaster Management?
India has been ranked the 14th most disaster-prone country in the world due to extreme weather-related disasters. Also, disasters are spatial in nature as they strike at a particular location and impact a specific region. GIS & remote sensing are inevitable parts of the disaster monitoring life-cycle. The preparedness stage of the pre-disaster situation is followed by during & post-disaster which is attributed to response & recovery & rehabilitation efforts. GIS provides accurate spatial data and insights into disaster response strategies and enables the visualization of critical vulnerabilities and damages. Subsequently, location intelligence plays a critical part in disaster monitoring. GIS combined with remote sensing gives an essential structure, helps in…