Application mobile EMdroid. Fournir des rapports utilisateurs fiables de scènes d'urgence pour une meilleure appréhension de la situation
Providing reliable user reports from the emergency scene for better situation awareness using EMdroid mobile application
Within our research of the Emergency GIS we have tried to extend the classic approach to the usage of spatial data within the emergency management with novel concepts of the user generated geo-content. Our goal is to include citizens into process of emergency awareness that will lead to better results in early warning and prevention of crisis events trough development of partnership between community and official emergency institutions and agencies. Therefore, we have developed a prototype of a mobile application for collecting georeferenced content in the field: EMdroid. It provides users with the ability to capture videos, images and sounds, or type text that will include the location data according to their actual position. The application also supports reliability assurance functionality that is based on the asynchronous push notification mechanism. Supported by proper emergency GIS infrastructure, users sending such data to Emergency Operation Center can provide critical information for emergency response and improve situation awareness of the emergency crews even before they are dispatched to the location of the emergency.
Nikola DAVIDOVIC, Leonid STOIMENOV
emergency management, crisis, VGI, GIS, smartphones, push notifications