WIT Press


DMT – An Integrated Disaster Management Tool

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/DMAN090211

Volume

110

Pages

13

Published

2009

Size

571 kb

Author(s)

M. Angermann, M. Khider, M. Frassl & M. Lichtenstern

Abstract

This paper describes a system aimed at realizing an efficient flow of information to and from all involved parties in disaster response missions. The system is called Disaster Management Tool (DMT). It is comprised of hardware and software and tightly integrates satellite based rapid mapping, communication and navigation. We describe the background, motivation and objectives that are guiding its development as well as details on the system design and implementation. The system has been through a number of field tests. In particular we give experimental insights obtained from participating in the Assessment Courses (AMC) on Cyprus in 2008 and 2009. The DMT is a work in progress and we give an outlook on the future foreseen developments. Keywords: disaster management, location based services (LBS), rapid mapping, humanitarian relief, situation assessment, information management, mapcase, NASA World Wind.

Keywords

disaster management, location based services (LBS), rapid mapping, humanitarian relief, situation assessment, information management, mapcase, NASA World Wind