Christelle Pierkot, Sidonie Christophe, & Jean François Girres. (2019). Exploring multiplexing tools for co-visualization in crisis units. In Z. Franco, J. J. González, & J. H. Canós (Eds.), Proceedings of the 16th International Conference on Information Systems for Crisis Response And Management. Valencia, Spain: Iscram.
Abstract: Natural hazards can generate damages in large inhabited areas in a very short time period. Crisis managers must
plan interventions very quickly to facilitate the arrival of the first emergency. In a crisis unit, experts visualize
heterogeneous visual representations of spatio-temporal information, in order to facilitate decision-making,
based on various types of screens, i.e. laptops, tablets, or wall screens. Visualizing all this information at the
same time on the same interface would lead to cognitive overload. In this paper, we assume that it could be of
interest to provide innovative co-visualization models and tools, to bring hazard, geospatial and climate
information together, in a shared interface. We propose to explore spatial and temporal multiplexing tools within
a dedicated geovisualization environment, in order to help expert decision-making. The proposition is
implemented with the case study of a tsunami event in the Caribbean sea.