EXPERIMENT FOR DETERMINATION OF MAP GRAPHICS SEGMENT STANDARD FOR HANDHELD CRISIS MAPS MANAGEMENT

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Scope, rationale, context: general description. Precise here if this technology is currently use (eg. company name or contact info) This paper describes a study of map symbols to display on maps that are in the service of making decisions and solving problems in crisis situations, as well as providing support to residents and experts on crisis management in times of decision making, before and during the crisis. For practical reasons maps are shown on small handheld screens. The survey was conducted by means of a questionnaire, followed by interviewing. The study involves experts in crisis situations, cartographers, students and other participants (meaning all those who accessed and filled in the online survey, and who do not belong to any of the categories mentioned). The survey covers cartographic symbols representing various crisis situations. The symbols were chosen for the questionnaire for some crisis situations, i.e. for a term that describes them. Their usability was then tested on the maps displayed on a PDA by the method of interviewing. This is the first attempt in Croatia for the standardization of cartographic symbols and their use in emergency maps adapted to new technologies and media to display and use mobile maps.

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This paper describes a study of map symbols to display on maps that are in the service of making decisions and solving problems in crisis situations, as well as providing support to residents and experts on crisis management in times of decision making, before and during the crisis. For practical reasons maps are shown on small handheld screens. The survey was conducted by means of a questionnaire, followed by interviewing. The study involves experts in crisis situations, cartographers, students and other participants (meaning all those who accessed and filled in the online survey, and who do not belong to any of the categories mentioned). The survey covers cartographic symbols representing various crisis situations. The symbols were chosen for the questionnaire for some crisis situations, i.e. for a term that describes them. Their usability was then tested on the maps displayed on a PDA by the method of interviewing. This is the first attempt in Croatia for the standardization of cartographic symbols and their use in emergency maps adapted to new technologies and media to display and use mobile maps.

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