From Spatial Data to Synchronised Actions: the Network-centric Organisation of spatial decision support for risk and emergency management

J.M.M. Neuvel, H.J. Scholten, A. van den Brink

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

10 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

A considerable amount of the required information in risk and emergency management is geographical, but this information does not always reach the right actors at the right time, so how can geographical information be organised in such a way that it supports risk and emergency management more effectively? The answer requires a conceptualisation of risk and emergency management practices resulting in the network-centric concept, which implies that those involved in risk and emergency management are connected and that they have the capability to share and access information. The concept was made operational through the development of an information system and the exchange of geographical information within the system was facilitated by the use of peer-to-peer networking in combination with a client server network. On the application level, the information was presented in both map and text forms to support the exchange of information between actors. This way of organising geographical information and technology leads to improved information and communication, better situational awareness and faster decision making
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)51-72
JournalApplied Spatial Analysis and Policy
Volume5
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2012

Keywords

  • disaster management
  • information
  • hazards
  • gis

Fingerprint

Dive into the research topics of 'From Spatial Data to Synchronised Actions: the Network-centric Organisation of spatial decision support for risk and emergency management'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this