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dc.contributor.authorBloom, Paul Seanen_US
dc.date.accessioned2014-03-14T20:51:35Z
dc.date.available2014-03-14T20:51:35Z
dc.date.issued1998-04-24en_US
dc.identifier.otheretd-4498-142936en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10919/36724
dc.description.abstractThe advent of faster, cheaper, and more powerful computer hardware has led to the widespread integration of GIS technologies into decision making processes within local governments. Most GIS literature has focused on the models and benefits that the technology can produce and not on the impacts that GIS has on the organization. This research explores the political and administrative implications of utilizing a GIS to address a resource allocation problem within the Fire Service Administration of the City of Norfolk, VA. A network model is employed to allocate rescue resources throughout the city in various configurations. The goal of NFPS (Norfolk Fire and Paramedical Services) is to be able to cover the entire City of Norfolk within five minutes of travel time. City and NFPS administrators evaluate various models based upon a provided questionnaire that focuses on the administrative and political viability of each of the models produced.en_US
dc.publisherVirginia Techen_US
dc.relation.haspartfinalprep1.PDFen_US
dc.rightsI hereby grant to Virginia Tech or its agents the right to archive and to make available my thesis or dissertation in whole or in part in the University Libraries in all forms of media, now or hereafter known. I retain all proprietary rights, such as patent rights. I also retain the right to use in future works (such as articles or books) all or part of this thesis or dissertation.en_US
dc.subjectGISen_US
dc.subjectFireen_US
dc.subjectDemocracyen_US
dc.titleAdministrative and Political Implications of GIS Implementation within the Fire Service: A Case Study of Norfolk, VAen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.departmentGeographyen_US
dc.description.degreeMaster of Scienceen_US
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Scienceen_US
thesis.degree.levelmastersen_US
thesis.degree.grantorVirginia Polytechnic Institute and State Universityen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGeographyen_US
dc.contributor.committeechairCarstensen, Laurence William Jr.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberStephenson, Max O. Jr.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberRichardson, Bonham C.en_US
dc.identifier.sourceurlhttp://scholar.lib.vt.edu/theses/available/etd-4498-142936/en_US
dc.date.sdate1998-04-24en_US
dc.date.rdate1999-05-04
dc.date.adate1998-05-04en_US


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