Geovisual analytics and crisis management

Brian M. Tomaszewski, Anthony C. Robinson, Chris Weaver, Michael Stryker, Alan M. MacEachren

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Abstract

Increasing data heterogeneity, fragmentation and volume, coupled with complex connections among specialists in disaster response, mitigation, and recovery situations demand new approaches for information technology to support crisis management. Advances in visual analytics tools show promise to support time-sensitive collaboration, analytical reasoning, problem solving and decision making for crisis management. Furthermore, as all crises have geospatial components, crisis management tools need to include geospatial data representation and support for geographic contextualization of location-specific decision-making throughout the crisis. This paper provides an introduction to and description of Geovisual Analytics applied to crisis management activity. The goal of Geovisual Analytics in this context is to support situational awareness, problem solving, and decision making using highly interactive, visual environments that integrate multiple data sources that include georeferencing. We use an emergency support function example to discuss how recent progress in Geovisual Analytics can address the issues a crisis can present.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationIntelligent Human Computer Systems for Crisis Response and Management, ISCRAM 2007 Academic Proceedings Papers
PublisherInformation Systems for Crisis Response and Management, ISCRAM
Pages173-179
Number of pages7
ISBN (Print)9789054874171
StatePublished - Jan 1 2007
Event4th International Conference on Information Systems for Crisis Response and Management, ISCRAM 2007 - Delft, Netherlands
Duration: May 13 2007May 16 2007

Publication series

NameIntelligent Human Computer Systems for Crisis Response and Management, ISCRAM 2007 Academic Proceedings Papers

Other

Other4th International Conference on Information Systems for Crisis Response and Management, ISCRAM 2007
CountryNetherlands
CityDelft
Period5/13/075/16/07

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Information Systems

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    Tomaszewski, B. M., Robinson, A. C., Weaver, C., Stryker, M., & MacEachren, A. M. (2007). Geovisual analytics and crisis management. In Intelligent Human Computer Systems for Crisis Response and Management, ISCRAM 2007 Academic Proceedings Papers (pp. 173-179). (Intelligent Human Computer Systems for Crisis Response and Management, ISCRAM 2007 Academic Proceedings Papers). Information Systems for Crisis Response and Management, ISCRAM.