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Identifying Users’ Requirements for Emergency Mapping Team Operations in the Dominican Republic

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Public Governance Institute (PGI), KU Leuven, 3000 Leuven, Belgium
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Servicio Geológico Nacional de la República Dominicana, Santo Domingo 10148, Dominican Republic
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ISPRS Int. J. Geo-Inf. 2020, 9(3), 165; https://doi.org/10.3390/ijgi9030165
Received: 8 February 2020 / Revised: 26 February 2020 / Accepted: 8 March 2020 / Published: 11 March 2020
In recent years, a growing number of stakeholders have been taking part in the generation and delivery of geospatial information and services to reduce the impact of severe natural disasters on the communities. This is mainly due to a huge demand for accurate, current and relevant knowledge about the impacted areas for a wide range of applications in risk-informed decision makings. The aim of this paper is to identify users’ requirements for emergency mapping team (EMT) operations in the Dominican Republic (DR). An online survey was applied to collect data from key users involved in the Inter-Institutional Geospatial Information Team in DR. Our findings suggest a set of users’ requirements for EMT operations: (1) standardization; (2) establishing and maintaining a spatial data infrastructure; (3) partnership; (4) effective communication among stakeholders; and (5) capacity building. A better understanding of the users’ requirements and the associated information workflows will lead to a superior level of readiness for EMT operations in DR. This knowledge will support future studies/practices at the local and national levels in the Caribbean region, which share similar challenges in terms of natural hazards and development issues. View Full-Text
Keywords: emergency mapping; users’ requirements; natural disaster management; geospatial information management emergency mapping; users’ requirements; natural disaster management; geospatial information management
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Rosario Michel, G.; Muñoz Tapia, S.; Manzano Aybar, F.; Guzmán Javier, V.; Crompvoets, J. Identifying Users’ Requirements for Emergency Mapping Team Operations in the Dominican Republic. ISPRS Int. J. Geo-Inf. 2020, 9, 165.

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