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GIS-based information distribution in emergency management

Presentation held at the IEEE International Workshop on Safety, Security, and Rescue Robotics, SSRR 2004. May 24 - 26, 2004, Gustav-Stresemann-Institut, Bonn, Germany
: Holweg, D.; Kohlhammer, J.

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2004, 6 S.
International Workshop on Safety, Security, and Rescue Robotics (SSRR) <2004, Bonn>
Vortrag, Elektronische Publikation
Fraunhofer IGD ()
geographic information systems (GIS); Information visualization; emergency management

Availability, distribution, and comprehensibility of information in emergency situations are preconditions for decision making and emergency response. Concise distribution of available information is especially vital for mobile environments, where bandwidth is a scarce source. In addition, time-critical domains, such as emergency management, demand fast decisions from expert users under stress. The Decisioncentered visualization (DCV) approach supports decision making by integrating domain knowledge and knowledge about human situation awareness for time-critical information distribution. Efficient GIS information presentation is vital for the user's situation awareness and, in consequence, to task performance in emergency situations.