Facilitating situation assessment through GIR with multi-scale open source web documents

Brian M. Tomaszewski, Chi Chun Pan, Prasenjit Mitra, Alan M. MacEachren

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Abstract

In this paper, we present our preliminary work on a Geographic Information Retrieval (GIR) system that utilizes loosely coupled web services and Google Earth™ (GE) to retrieve, extract, combine, and visualize situation information from multi-scale, open source web documents. Our intent with this work is to support situation assessment in the crisis management domain through tools that link and geographically contextualize information contained in text documents retrieved from multiple sources. In particular, our present work focuses on combining two data sources - The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) National Situation Updates and Google News™.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 4th ACM Workshop on Geographical Information Retrieval, GIR '07, Co-located with the 16th ACM Conference on Information and Knowledge Management, CIKM 2007
Pages95-96
Number of pages2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2007
Event4th ACM Workshop on Geographical Information Retrieval, GIR '07, Co-located with the 16th ACM Conference on Information and Knowledge Management, CIKM 2007 - Lisboa, Portugal
Duration: 6 Nov 20079 Nov 2007

Publication series

NameInternational Conference on Information and Knowledge Management, Proceedings

Conference

Conference4th ACM Workshop on Geographical Information Retrieval, GIR '07, Co-located with the 16th ACM Conference on Information and Knowledge Management, CIKM 2007
CountryPortugal
CityLisboa
Period6/11/079/11/07

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Keywords

  • Crisis management
  • Google Earth™
  • Open source information
  • Situation assessment and awareness
  • Text extraction
  • Web services

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Decision Sciences(all)
  • Business, Management and Accounting(all)

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Tomaszewski, B. M., Pan, C. C., Mitra, P., & MacEachren, A. M. (2007). Facilitating situation assessment through GIR with multi-scale open source web documents. In Proceedings of the 4th ACM Workshop on Geographical Information Retrieval, GIR '07, Co-located with the 16th ACM Conference on Information and Knowledge Management, CIKM 2007 (pp. 95-96). [1316973] (International Conference on Information and Knowledge Management, Proceedings). https://doi.org/10.1145/1316948.1316973