Map-Based Web Tools Supporting Climate Change Adaptation
2016 (English)In: Professional Geographer, ISSN 0033-0124, E-ISSN 1467-9272, Vol. 68, no 1, 103-114 p.Article in journal (Refereed) PublishedText
This article discusses the state of the art in geovisualization supporting climate change adaptation. We reviewed twenty selected map-based Web tools, classified by their content and functionality, and assessed them by visual representations, interactive functions, information type, target audience, and how vulnerability and adaptation to climate change are addressed. Our study concludes that the tools (1) can be classified as data viewers with basic functionality and data explorers offering more sophisticated interactive functions; (2) mostly feature moderate or high richness of data content; and (3) predominantly target expert users.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
ROUTLEDGE JOURNALS, TAYLOR & FRANCIS LTD , 2016. Vol. 68, no 1, 103-114 p.
climate adaptation; climate change; geographic visualization
Electrical Engineering, Electronic Engineering, Information Engineering Earth and Related Environmental Sciences
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-124090DOI: 10.1080/00330124.2015.1033670ISI: 000366326600009OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-124090DiVA: diva2:897222
Funding Agencies|Swedish Research Council [2013-1557]; Norden Top-Level Research Initiative subprogram, "Effect Studies and Adaptation to Climate Change" through the Nordic Centre of Excellence for Strategic Adaptation Research (NORD-STAR)2016-01-252016-01-192016-03-23