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Free or low-cost geoinformatics for disaster management: uses and availability issues. / Teeuw, Richard; Leidig, Mathias; Saunders, Charlotte; Morris, Naomi.

In: Environmental Hazards, Vol. 12, No. 2, 2013, p. 112-131.

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Teeuw, Richard ; Leidig, Mathias ; Saunders, Charlotte ; Morris, Naomi. / Free or low-cost geoinformatics for disaster management: uses and availability issues. In: Environmental Hazards. 2013 ; Vol. 12, No. 2. pp. 112-131.

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