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Map-Mediated GeoCollaborative Crisis Management

  • Guoray Cai
  • Alan M. MacEachren
  • Isaac Brewer
  • Mike McNeese
  • Rajeev Sharma
  • Sven Fuhrmann
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 3495)

Abstract

Managing crises requires collecting geographical intelligence and making spatial decisions through collaborative efforts among multiple, distributed agencies and task groups. Crisis management also requires close coordination among individuals and groups of individuals who need to collaboratively derive information from geospatial data and use that information in coordinated ways. However, geospatial information systems do not currently support group work and can not meet the information needs of crisis managers. This paper describes a group interface for geographical information system, featuring multimodal human input, conversational dialogues, and same-time, different place communications among teams.

Keywords

Crisis Management Multimodal Interface Geospatial Information Crisis Event Cognitive System Engineering 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Guoray Cai
    • 1
  • Alan M. MacEachren
    • 1
  • Isaac Brewer
    • 1
  • Mike McNeese
    • 1
  • Rajeev Sharma
    • 1
  • Sven Fuhrmann
    • 1
  1. 1.GeoVISTA CenterPennsylvania State UniversityUniversity Park

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