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Geovisualizing terror: the geography of terrorism threat in the United States
VanHorn, Jason Eugene

2007, Doctor of Philosophy, Ohio State University, Geography.
Terrorism is a world-wide multi-dimensional problem that appears at many scales. Many aspects of terrorism have been studied extensively; however, the geographic and spatial component of terrorism has received little attention by researchers. The aims of this research are to evaluate definitions of terrorism and demonstrate how geographic scale within the definition of terrorism provides a clearer distinction between terrorism from other forms of violence, conduct a vulnerability analysis through the methods presented by the hazard research paradigm, survey the general population and create a perceived risk profile, and evaluate the effectiveness of the geographic scale at which the Homeland Security Advisory System operates. The results demonstrate ways in which geovisualization of terrorism using Geographic Information Systems (GIS) can be achieved for both anti-terrorism and counter-terrorism activities. Realized (real) and perception-based approaches are taken to understanding vulnerability and risk issues in a regional study of Columbus, Ohio through geographic visualization.
Mei-Po Kwan (Advisor)
348 p.

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