AI planning applied to CIS-based disaster response
GIS information is clearly critical for disaster response planning. Formal planning can eliminate otherwise unanticipated conflicts in disaster response planning, particularly in distributed planning. Such conflicts may result in execution-time discovery and resolution, with sub-optimal results. This is especially true in conflicts based upon GIS information as the cases may be subtle, typically resulting from lack of resource access. However, GIS systems do not produce the kind of quantitative information needed for an interface with many other systems, especially planning. New technologies such as GeoSPARQL provide some hope but much work remains. This is a fertile area for research and development.