GeoCollaborative crisis management: Designing technologies to meet real-world needs

Alan M. MacEachren, Guoray Cai, Michael McNeese, Rajeev Sharma, Sven Fuhrmann

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Abstract

Preventing, preparing for, responding to, and recovering from natural and human-induced disasters all require access to geographically referenced information and tools for making available information relevant to the tasks at hand. Goals of the research summarized here are to advance our scientific understanding of how groups (or groups of groups) work with geospatial information and technologies in crisis management and to use that understanding to guide development of tools that are intuitive for nonspecialist users and that enable coordination within and across crisis management teams. This overview highlights progress on: understanding work in crisis management, enabling distributed information access through context-mediated geo-semantic interoperability, extension of natural, multimodal interface methods to mobile devices, development of a collaborative map-based web portal to support international humanitarian relief logistics, and technology transition into real-world practice. We also introduce our new DHS-supported Regional Visualization & Analytics Center, which builds directly upon our GCCM work.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationACM International Conference Proceeding Series - Proceedings of the 7th Annual International Conference on Digital Government Research, Dg.o 2006
Pages71-72
Number of pages2
Volume151
DOIs
StatePublished - 2006
Event7th Annual International Conference on Digital Government Research, Dg.o 2006 - San Diego, CA, United States
Duration: May 21 2006May 24 2006

Other

Other7th Annual International Conference on Digital Government Research, Dg.o 2006
CountryUnited States
CitySan Diego, CA
Period5/21/065/24/06

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Human-Computer Interaction

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    MacEachren, A. M., Cai, G., McNeese, M., Sharma, R., & Fuhrmann, S. (2006). GeoCollaborative crisis management: Designing technologies to meet real-world needs. In ACM International Conference Proceeding Series - Proceedings of the 7th Annual International Conference on Digital Government Research, Dg.o 2006 (Vol. 151, pp. 71-72) https://doi.org/10.1145/1146598.1146624