Title: An analysis of the relation between natural disasters and Big Data

Authors: Dimiter Velev; Plamena Zlateva

Addresses: Department of Information Technologies and Communications, University of National and World Economy, Sofia 1700, Bulgaria ' Department of Integrated Systems, ISER-BAS, Sofia 1113, Bulgaria

Abstract: Nowadays the combination of several major ICT developments form a trend to a more effective management of natural disasters - social networking, mobile computing, Internet of Things and Cloud computing. The combination of these ICT technologies leads to the fact that rescue organisations are trying ways to find value in and insight from both structured and unstructured data from internal and external sources, generated in large volumes. New technology and software tools are needed for handling this and the answer is Big Data. The purpose of this paper is to investigate and analyse the relation between natural disasters and Big Data.

Keywords: big data; data types; datasets; natural disasters; disaster management; emergency management; social networking; mobile computing; internet of things; IoT; cloud computing; ICT technologies; rescue organisations.

DOI: 10.1504/IJDS.2016.081372

International Journal of Data Science, 2016 Vol.1 No.4, pp.370 - 381

Received: 08 May 2021
Accepted: 12 May 2021

Published online: 05 Jan 2017 *

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