A distributed spatiotemporal cognition approach to visualization in support of coordinated group activity

Brian M. Tomaszewski, Alan M. MacEachren

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Abstract

Technological advances in both distributed cooperative work and web-map services have the potential to support distributed and collaborative time-critical decision-making for crisis response. We address this potential through the theoretical perspective of distributed cognition and apply this perspective to development of a geocollaborationenabled web application that supports coordinated crisis management activities. An underlying goal of our overall research program is to understand how distributed cognition operates across groups working to develop both awareness of the geographic situation within which events unfold, and insights about the processes that have lead to that geographic situation over time. In this paper, we present our preliminary research on a web application that addresses these issues. Specifically, the application (key parts of which are implemented) enables online, asynchronous, map-based interaction between actors, thus supporting distributed spatial and temporal cognition, and, more specifically, situational awareness and subsequent action in the context of humanitarian disaster relief efforts.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of ISCRAM 2006 - 3rd International Conference on Information Systems for Crisis Response and Management
PublisherRoyal Flemish Academy of Belgium
Pages347-351
Number of pages5
ISBN (Print)9090206019, 9789090206011
StatePublished - Jan 1 2006
Event3rd International Conference on Information Systems for Crisis Response and Management, ISCRAM 2006 - Newark, NJ, United States
Duration: May 14 2006May 17 2006

Publication series

NameProceedings of ISCRAM 2006 - 3rd International Conference on Information Systems for Crisis Response and Management

Other

Other3rd International Conference on Information Systems for Crisis Response and Management, ISCRAM 2006
CountryUnited States
CityNewark, NJ
Period5/14/065/17/06

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Information Systems

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    Tomaszewski, B. M., & MacEachren, A. M. (2006). A distributed spatiotemporal cognition approach to visualization in support of coordinated group activity. In Proceedings of ISCRAM 2006 - 3rd International Conference on Information Systems for Crisis Response and Management (pp. 347-351). (Proceedings of ISCRAM 2006 - 3rd International Conference on Information Systems for Crisis Response and Management). Royal Flemish Academy of Belgium.