Modeling emergency management data by UML as an extension of geographic data sharing model: ASAT approach

Arif Cagdas Aydinoglu, Tashin Yomralioglu, Wilko Quak, Arta Dilo

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    Applying GIS functionality provides a powerful decision support in various application areas and the basis to integrate policies directed to citizens, business, and governments. The focus is changing toward integrating these functions to find optimal solutions to complex problems. As an integral part of this approach, geographic data sharing model for Turkey were developed as a new approach that enables using the data corporately and effectively. General features of this model are object-oriented model, based on ISO/TC211 standards and INSPIRE Data Specifications, describing nationwide unique object identifiers, and defining a mechanism to manage object changes through time. The model is fully described with Unified Modeling Language (UML) class diagram. This can be a starting point for geographic data providers in Turkey to create sector models like Emergency Management that has importance because of the increasing number of natural and man-made disasters. In emergency management, this sector model can provide the most appropriate data to many "Actors" that behave as emergency response organizations such as fire and medical departments. Actors work in "Sectors" such as fire department and urban security. Each sector is responsible for "Activities" such as traffic control, fighting dire, emission, and so on. "Tasks" such as registering incident, fire response, and evacuating area are performed by actors and part of activity. These tasks produce information for emergency response and require information based on the base data model. By this way, geographic data models of emergency response are designed and discussed with "Actor-Sector-Activity-Task" classes as an extension of the base model with some cases from Turkey.
    Original languageUndefined
    Title of host publicationProceedings of the International Emergency Management Society (TIEMS) 16th Annual Conference
    EditorsM. Sahin, K.H. Drager
    Place of PublicationIstanbul, Turkey
    PublisherTIEMS society
    Number of pages12
    ISBN (Print)978-9-490-29700-8
    Publication statusPublished - 9 Jun 2009
    EventInternational Emergency Management Society (TIEMS) 16th Annual Conference, Istanbul, Turkey: Proceedings of the International Emergency Management Society (TIEMS) 16th Annual Conference - Istanbul, Turkey
    Duration: 9 Jun 2009 → …

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    PublisherTIEMS society


    ConferenceInternational Emergency Management Society (TIEMS) 16th Annual Conference, Istanbul, Turkey
    CityIstanbul, Turkey
    Period9/06/09 → …


    • IR-70463
    • EWI-17626
    • METIS-268936

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