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Important information pertaining to emergenciesand responses to the emergencies is often distributedacross numerous Internet sites. In the event of a disaster like an earthquake,rapid access to such information is critical. At such moments the generalpublic usually has a hard time navigating through numerous sites to retrieveand integrate information, and this may severelyaffect our capability to make criticaldecisions in a timely manner. Common earthquake mashups often lack relevantinformation like locations of first responders and routing to importantfacilities e.g. hospitals and fire stations which could save important timeand lives. To address the challenges, we developed an Earthquake InformationMashup prototype. This prototype demonstrates a mashup approach to providing a Web visualization of real-timeearthquake monitoring and complementary information, such as trafficconditions, the location of important facilities and routing to them. It alsooffers users the ability to communicate local condition. Users are thus able tobetter integrate information from various near real-time sources, obtain bettersituational awareness, and make smarter informed critical decisions.


CyberGIS, Natural Hazards, Social Media, Performance, CloudGIS

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Dias, S. , Yang, C. , Stefanidis, A. and Rice, M. 2014 Mashing up Geographic Information for Emergency Response—An Earthquake Prototype. Journal of Geographic Information System, 6, 533-547. doi: 10.4236-jgis.2014.65044.

Autor: Shawn Dias, Chaowei Yang, Anthony Stefanidis, Mathew Rice



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