An interactive mapping application for rapid evacuation planning

Kenneth S. Pelman, Anthony C. Robinson

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Abstract

Current GIS solutions for evacuation planning are frequently based on expensive and difficult to use commercial software solutions. These tools require a GIS analyst to generate and interpret results for decision makers. This paper introduces a web-based interactive mapping tool called EvacSpace that can provide emergency managers with actionable spatial information to develop plans for potential citizen evacuations in common emergency situations. Easy-to-use web mapping software and services are blended together with cloud computing methods to support interactive, visually-enabled evacuation planning and scenario evaluation. Here we show our current progress through a case study application to characterize the usefulness and utility of EvacSpace for the rapid, interactive development and assessment of evacuation plans.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication8th International Conference on Information Systems for Crisis Response and Management
Subtitle of host publicationFrom Early-Warning Systems to Preparedness and Training, ISCRAM 2011
PublisherInformation Systems for Crisis Response and Management, ISCRAM
ISBN (Print)9789724922478
StatePublished - Jan 1 2011
Event8th International Conference on Information Systems for Crisis Response and Management, ISCRAM 2011 - Lisbon, Portugal
Duration: May 8 2011May 11 2011

Publication series

Name8th International Conference on Information Systems for Crisis Response and Management: From Early-Warning Systems to Preparedness and Training, ISCRAM 2011

Other

Other8th International Conference on Information Systems for Crisis Response and Management, ISCRAM 2011
CountryPortugal
CityLisbon
Period5/8/115/11/11

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Geographic information systems
Planning
Cloud computing
Managers

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Information Systems

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Pelman, K. S., & Robinson, A. C. (2011). An interactive mapping application for rapid evacuation planning. In 8th International Conference on Information Systems for Crisis Response and Management: From Early-Warning Systems to Preparedness and Training, ISCRAM 2011 (8th International Conference on Information Systems for Crisis Response and Management: From Early-Warning Systems to Preparedness and Training, ISCRAM 2011). Information Systems for Crisis Response and Management, ISCRAM.
Pelman, Kenneth S. ; Robinson, Anthony C. / An interactive mapping application for rapid evacuation planning. 8th International Conference on Information Systems for Crisis Response and Management: From Early-Warning Systems to Preparedness and Training, ISCRAM 2011. Information Systems for Crisis Response and Management, ISCRAM, 2011. (8th International Conference on Information Systems for Crisis Response and Management: From Early-Warning Systems to Preparedness and Training, ISCRAM 2011).
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Pelman, KS & Robinson, AC 2011, An interactive mapping application for rapid evacuation planning. in 8th International Conference on Information Systems for Crisis Response and Management: From Early-Warning Systems to Preparedness and Training, ISCRAM 2011. 8th International Conference on Information Systems for Crisis Response and Management: From Early-Warning Systems to Preparedness and Training, ISCRAM 2011, Information Systems for Crisis Response and Management, ISCRAM, 8th International Conference on Information Systems for Crisis Response and Management, ISCRAM 2011, Lisbon, Portugal, 5/8/11.

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8th International Conference on Information Systems for Crisis Response and Management: From Early-Warning Systems to Preparedness and Training, ISCRAM 2011. Information Systems for Crisis Response and Management, ISCRAM, 2011. (8th International Conference on Information Systems for Crisis Response and Management: From Early-Warning Systems to Preparedness and Training, ISCRAM 2011).

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Pelman KS, Robinson AC. An interactive mapping application for rapid evacuation planning. In 8th International Conference on Information Systems for Crisis Response and Management: From Early-Warning Systems to Preparedness and Training, ISCRAM 2011. Information Systems for Crisis Response and Management, ISCRAM. 2011. (8th International Conference on Information Systems for Crisis Response and Management: From Early-Warning Systems to Preparedness and Training, ISCRAM 2011).