Dynamic GIS Case Studies: Wildfire Evacuation and Volunteered Geographic Information

uc2009Advances in GIScience: Research Session 2
2009 ESRI International User Conference
Tuesday, 14 July 2009, 10:15 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Room 29C

Edward Pultar, Martin Raubal, and Michael Goodchild, UCSB Geography Department, and Tom Cova, University of Utah Geography Department, will be presenting the following paper:

Dynamic GIS Case Studies: Wildfire Evacuation and Volunteered Geographic Information

Incorporating the temporal element into traditional GIS is a challenge that has been researched for many years and has many proposed solutions. The implemented system “Extended Dynamic GIS” or EDGIS is based on the “geo-atom” and Space Time Point (STP). EDGIS provides a platform for spatiotemporal data representation, storage, and query in order to address the need for a dynamic GIS to manage complex geographic data types. The system has the capability of executing spatiotemporal object interaction queries (OIQs) such as crossing and coincidence of field-objects and object-fields. In this paper existing dynamic GIS analysis techniques are further improved and enhanced through exploration of more in-depth case studies. Further examined here are applications to wildfire evacuation modeling and travel scenarios of urban environments with individuals providing volunteered geographic information (VGI).