Publication details

The usability of selected base maps for crises management: users' perspectives

Authors

KONEČNÝ Milan KUBÍČEK Petr STACHOŇ Zdeněk ŠAŠINKA Čeněk

Year of publication 2011
Type Article in Periodical
Magazine / Source SpringerLink, Applied Geomatics
MU Faculty or unit

Faculty of Science

Citation
Field Earth magnetism, geography
Keywords cartography; cognitive style; crises management; decision making
Description Cartography has become an important tool for supporting decision-making processes in the field of crisis management. Maps (or GIS) can be used for solving various problems, e.g. the localization of accident site, the delimitation of endangered areas, the formulation of evacuation plans and others. People involved in decision-making processes use various procedures to solve these problems. However, a suitable and efficient form of cartographic support for particular situations and crisis management cycle stages is still missing. The main goal of the experiment was twofold. First, we wanted to assess the interdisciplinary (cartography–psychology) web-based testing environment and achieve the first usability results. Second, the use of different cartographic base map representations was analysed in order to judge the efficiency for specific situations.
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