Date of Original Version

10-2011

Type

Article

Abstract or Description

As emergency first responders and commanders increasingly use mobile phones, tablets, and social media to communicate, coordinate, and manage information during disasters, we see a need and opportunity to provide a mobile device-appropriate semantic layer to a geographically-based common operating picture. The challenge is to provide a simple, usable structure for a rapidly growing body of information to simplify the development of situational awareness in an unfolding disaster. We use a hyperlinked structure based on the ASK model to organize information in a readily accessible form. In this paper we describe our initial design and experience with an Android-based prototype, supported by a Ruby on Rails-based repository service. Our prototype allows the incorporation, aggregation, assessment, and redistribution of dynamic human-generated and sensor-derived information.

 

Published In

MobiCASE 2011.

 

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