ISPRS Annals of the Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing and Spatial Information Sciences
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Articles | Volume I-2
ISPRS Ann. Photogramm. Remote Sens. Spatial Inf. Sci., I-2, 159–164, 2012
https://doi.org/10.5194/isprsannals-I-2-159-2012
ISPRS Ann. Photogramm. Remote Sens. Spatial Inf. Sci., I-2, 159–164, 2012
https://doi.org/10.5194/isprsannals-I-2-159-2012

  13 Jul 2012

13 Jul 2012

SIMULTANEOUS VISUALIZATION OF DIFFERENT UTILITY NETWORKS FOR DISASTER MANAGEMENT

S. Semm, T. Becker, and T. H. Kolbe S. Semm et al.
  • Technische Universität Berlin, Institute of Geodesy and Geoinformation, 10623 Berlin, Germany

Keywords: Networks, Infrastructure, Disaster, Decision Support, GIS, Cartography, Visualization, Management

Abstract. Cartographic visualizations of crises are used to create a Common Operational Picture (COP) and enforce Situational Awareness by presenting and representing relevant information. As nearly all crises affect geospatial entities, geo-data representations have to support location-specific decision-making throughout the crises. Since, Operator's attention span and their working memory are limiting factors for the process of getting and interpreting information; the cartographic presentation has to support individuals in coordinating their activities and with handling highly dynamic situations. The Situational Awareness of operators in conjunction with a COP are key aspects of the decision making process and essential for coming to appropriate decisions. Utility networks are one of the most complex and most needed systems within a city. The visualization of utility infrastructure in crisis situations is addressed in this paper. The paper will provide a conceptual approach on how to simplify, aggregate, and visualize multiple utility networks and their components to meet the requirements of the decision-making process and to support Situational Awareness.