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Human Geography

Nicklas Guldåker

Senior Lecturer, Deputy Head of Department

Human Geography

DIFFERENT SPATIAL VISUALIZATION TECHNIQUES FOR FIRE PREVENTION IN STOCKHOLM AND GÖTEBORG

Author

  • Nicklas Guldåker

Summary, in English

The aim with this paper is to examine how different GIS-based visualization methods can be applied and come to practical uses in the emergency service’s fire preventive work. These techniques motivate and facilitate various forms of fire prevention such as selection of areas or neighborhoods, blocks or buildings before home visits, identification and targeting of different risk groups and customized information campaigns about certain types of fires in fire risk prone areas. Presented analytical methods include dot mapping, kernel density and choropleth mapping. Results indicate strengths and weaknesses with these techniques and that they can complement each other in the emergency service’s fire preventive work. The generic functionality of these techniques makes them useful for analyzing other types of incidents and risks, such as crimes and location-based diseases. The paper focuses on residential fires in Stockholm and Gothenburg.

Department/s

  • Department of Human Geography

Publishing year

2018

Language

English

Pages

4-5

Document type

Conference paper: abstract

Topic

  • Human Geography

Keywords

  • Fire
  • Risk Governance
  • Visualisation
  • Geographical information system
  • Fire prevention
  • Stockholm
  • Gothenburg
  • Emergency Services
  • Fire risk
  • residential fire
  • kernel density estimates
  • Chorpleth map

Conference name

SRA NORDIC 2018

Conference date

2018-11-08 - 2018-11-09

Conference place

Stavanger, Norway

Status

Published

Project

  • CenCIP
  • Residential fires in metropolitan areas - spatial differences and fire safety work in the socially fragmented city