Spatio-Temporal Knowledge Representation and Analysis for Earthquake Disaster Management
Kyalo Kiema, J.B
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This paper examines the importance of integrating different spatial and temporal knowledge representations in order to structure disaster relevant information. Special focus is made here on the human-machine interface. An overview for structuring the knowledge is presented within the framework of a technical information system. The idea of configuring the relevant knowledge with templates for spatial reasoning is extended for collaborative spatial decision making. The architecture of a system for co-operative decision making is then outlined. This provides a means for co-operative disaster management. A central part of this system is the messaging system. The specifications and main characteristics for such a messaging system are presented. An example implementation is then given.