Publication details

KARTOGRAFICKÁ PODPORA ŘEŠENÍ KRIZOVÝCH SITUACÍ – PILOTNÍ STUDIE POVODEŇ

Title in English Cartography support in emergency situations - pilot study Flood
Authors

MULÍČKOVÁ Eva KUBÍČEK Petr KONEČNÝ Milan

Year of publication 2011
Type Article in Periodical
Magazine / Source Informace České geografické společnosti
MU Faculty or unit

Faculty of Science

Citation
Field Earth magnetism, geography
Keywords adaptive cartography;natural hazards;flood risk management
Description Cartographic support is an important part of the decision making process. Spatial knowledge is crucial in all phases of the crisis management cycle. This article presents a novel cartographic approach to crisis management. So-called adaptive mapping seeks to implement effective decision making by adapting map visualization to user needs, i.e. to users’ context. Using the example of a “FLOOD” study, the article documents the delimitation of different types of contexts that significantly influence map legibility and usability.
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