Evacuation Planning and Spatial Decision Making: Designing Effective Spatial Decision Support Systems through Integration of Technologies

Evacuation Planning and Spatial Decision Making: Designing Effective Spatial Decision Support Systems through Integration of Technologies

F. N. de Silva (University of Aberdeen, Scotland), R. W. Eglese (Lancaster University, England) and M. Pidd (Lancaster University, England)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59140-045-5.ch021
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Abstract

Issues concerning the development of Spatial Decision Systems for evacuation planning include realistic modelling of evacuee behavior, decision-making processes that take place during an evacuation, logistics, generating realistic scenarios, validation, technology development and trends for the future. These issues are discussed with reference to the development of a prototype system called CEMPS, which integrates simulation and GIS technology for emergency planning.

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