Utilization and Exchange of Geospatial Data in Swedish Emergency Management
2005 (English)In: ScanGIS' 2005: proceedings of the 10th Scandinavian Research Conference on Geographical Information Sciences / [ed] H. Hauska & H. Tveite, Stockholm, Sweden: Universitetsservice US AB , 2005, 53-62 p.Conference paper (Refereed)
In this paper, research investigating the current situation with respect to geospatial data (GSD) access and integration at the interorganizational level in Swedish local and regional emergency management (EM) is presented. The performed analysis resulted in a range of conceptual, organizational, administrative and ontological problems, recognized by the international research community and also identified among the studied Swedish EM organizations. Additionally, close interconnection between particular problems or groups of problems was observed in several cases. The documented findings can be seen as hindering the sharing of GSD. Moreover, development of useful GIS-based analytical and decision-support applications for day-to-day use in EM is becoming difficult without effectively sharing GSD. It is suggested to promote further research in an integrated way to understand the full complexity of the problems. Moreover, involving both the research and EM communities is seen as essential.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Stockholm, Sweden: Universitetsservice US AB , 2005. 53-62 p.
Geographical information systems, geospatial data, emergency management
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-32462Local ID: 18368ISBN: 91-7323-126-6OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-32462DiVA: diva2:253284
10th Scandinavian Research Conference on Geographical Information Science (ScanGIS). Stockholm, Sweden, June 13-15, 2005.