Heiko Paulheim and Axel Schulz, Darmstadt

is a mashup which demonstrates how situational awareness in emergency management can be raised by pointing to critical infrastructure near emergencies. We use live fire call data from data.seattle.gov and enhance it with information about nearby objects from Linked Geo Data.

In theWeb2.0 age, the challenges in emergency management have changed: in the past, it was a common problem that information was not available. Today, it is available in abundance, and what is needed is filtering and aggregating information to facilitate optimal situational awareness for emergency staff members. Our mashup MICI shows how Open Government Data sources can be hooked up with Linked Open Data to provide useful dynamic views on emergency situations. 

Brigitte Endres-Niggemeyer,
03.04.2012, 07:07