Seeing through the clouds: Processes and challenges for sharing geospatial data for disaster management in Haiti

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Seeing through the clouds: Processes and challenges for sharing geospatial data for disaster management in Haiti. / Clark, Nathan Edward; Guiffault, Flore .

In: International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction, Vol. 28, No. june, 2018, p. 258-270.

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Clark, NE & Guiffault, F 2018, 'Seeing through the clouds: Processes and challenges for sharing geospatial data for disaster management in Haiti', International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction, vol. 28, no. june, pp. 258-270. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijdrr.2018.02.019

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Clark, N. E., & Guiffault, F. (2018). Seeing through the clouds: Processes and challenges for sharing geospatial data for disaster management in Haiti. International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction, 28(june), 258-270. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijdrr.2018.02.019

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Clark NE, Guiffault F. Seeing through the clouds: Processes and challenges for sharing geospatial data for disaster management in Haiti. International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction. 2018;28(june):258-270. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijdrr.2018.02.019

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Clark, Nathan Edward ; Guiffault, Flore . / Seeing through the clouds: Processes and challenges for sharing geospatial data for disaster management in Haiti. In: International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction. 2018 ; Vol. 28, No. june. pp. 258-270.

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