A Department of Homeland Security Center of Excellence led by the University of Maryland

A consortium of researchers dedicated to improving the understanding of the human causes and consequences of terrorism

Geotargeted Alerts and Warnings


Geotargeted Alerts and Warnings

Abstract: 

Recent technological advances have made it possible to deliver geotargeted alert and warning messages to mobile devices. In the context of risk communication alerts and warnings, geotargeting refers to efforts to transmit risk communication messages only to those individuals physically located within the geographic area at risk. How this new technology may influence the manner in which people receive and respond to public warnings bears on the further development of risk communication theory and also on emerging warning practice.

Publication Information

Full Citation: 

Wood, Michele M. 2017. "Geotargeted Alerts and Warnings." The International Encyclopedia of Geography (March). http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/9781118786352.wbieg1150/abstract;jsessionid=FB03EB946F1C9B32356F3ED5B5AEEC8F.f04t04?userIsAuthenticated=false&deniedAccessCustomisedMessage=

START Author(s): 
Michele Wood
Publication URL: 
Visit Website

Additional Info

Research Area: 
Regions: