A new ESRI book can help find ways to prepare for and respond to the consequences of disasters.

A new book published by ESRI Press, Redlands, Calif., focuses on how GIS can help save lives and protect property in the event of an emergency.

Disaster Response: GIS for Public Safety explains how GIS can help find ways to prepare for, respond to and mitigate the consequences of disasters such as fire, earthquakes and other public safety problems. The book is available at bookstores and online at www.esri.com/esripress. For those outside the United States, see www.esri.com/international for a distributor list.