Categories: ISCRAM2007 Conference, Summer School 2007


Geospatial information and technologies are often critical elements of emergency response systems, and critical elements of the disaster cycle as a whole. Through all phases of the disaster cycle, planners, responders, decisions makers, and the public have a need for data, information systems, and technologies that contain a geospatial component. Examples of this range anywhere from the real-time tracking of relief supplies to public web interfaces showing evacuation routes and shelters. The geospatial component in crisis management is critical as ever. Disasters of larger geographic scales and intensity necessitate complex response, coordination, and sustained commitments over time from a myriad of actors requiring geospatial information, in part, for situation awareness and decision making.