Geospatial Technology conference looks at its potential in natural disaster
This week’s International Conference on Geo-information for Disaster Management is being held in Enschede in the Netherlands. Organisers will ask participants to find steady ground in a new workshop activity aimed at pooling skills and ideas about using data and sensor technologies to respond to natural disasters.
Operational CIOs from around the world will work with emergency services field operatives to trial a realtime response to an earthquake scenario, having to make use of whatever technology and data the group can get their hands on from the exercise field at Twente Military Airport base.
Best practices in harnessing military information, field transport, and urban and police systems will be developed on the fly and documented for the geographical information and disaster management workforce.
The exercise will conclude the conference proceedings which will focus on latest techniques in:
- Data modelling and visualisation
- Sensor and communication networks
- User requirements and best practices.
Keynote speakers include:
Ed Parsons: Geospatial Technologist of Google,
Mark Neerincx: Extensive experience in fundamental and applied research on human-computer interaction for defense, security and health.
Keep up with conference proceedings and presentations at http://www.gi4dm.net/2012/