VGI for Emergency


Abstract

The participation of large numbers of private citizens who are informal in the creation of geographic information is widespread for centuries and has been reserved to official agencies. This participation becomes a dramatic innovation that will certainly have profound impacts on geographic information systems (GIS) and more generally on the discipline of geography and its relationship to the general public. This phenomenon is called volunteered geographic information (VGI), a special case of the more general Web phenomenon of user-generated content such as Wikimapia, a service allowing citizens to provide descriptions of places of interest to them; Picasa, a collection of worldwide geo-referenced photographs; OpenStreetMap, a volunteer effort street map project of the entire world; and Google Earth, a software that is link to the internet and provide satellite image of the globe with geography information that can be provided by public from everywhere. This technology can be used to share information about the emergency situation to others. Emergency manager can use the data to further emergency management and decision making. This paper also discusses about the uncertainty of geography information for the uncertainty of an unpredicted emergency event.

Read full article in PDF.

[Diikutsertakan dalam ICONES 2009]

This entry was posted in Geografi. Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s