Through the union of data and location, multiple layers of real-time information can be displayed geographically, providing enhanced situational context.

Through the union of data and location, multiple layers of real-time information can be displayed geographically, providing enhanced situational context for ground crews and policy makers alike. Highly specific types of information can be especially useful on a large scale to help facilitate decision- making processes at the level of businesses, institutions and governments.

Implications

Information gives decision makers at an institutional level quick and accurate information. Rapidly changing/evolving strategies can be geographically mapped and used to influence approachest to a response. The union of data with place helps ensure that resources are being distributed equitably across a region and that they’re tracked while en route to a destination. By understanding where an event or situation originated, response organizations are better equipped to manage or prevent similar events from occuring in the future. Mapping the scale of distant events alongside familar environments promotes greater understanding through local context. Knowing what is happening at any given time becomes more meaningful when this information is also linked to place.

Supporting Examples for Context Cartography

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