Emergency Maps Tool (EMT) provides the end user or the network of users (e.g., crisis managers and crisis responders in the field) with a collaboration tool for representation and sharing of available geo-referenced data and information. The tool is build to support decision making. It mashes up and displays the emergency data from a dedicated data repository, map layers and data from external services. Besides the crisis mapping feature, EMT includes additional functionalities that are highly important during emergencies, few of them being:

  • displaying sensor data (e.g., water level development for the last 24 hours),
  • monitoring of exchanged messages among the EMT users,
  • monitoring the latest incoming values for selected parameters (e.g., showing the last position of an ambulance, etc.),
  • data analysis functionalities for predicting short-term trends (e.g., water level changes during floods)
  • raising alarms when defined limits/thresholds are violated

Kutschera Peter

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