Spatial Computing and Social Media in the Context of Disaster Management

@article{Adam2012SpatialCA,
  title={Spatial Computing and Social Media in the Context of Disaster Management},
  author={Nabil R. Adam and Basit Shafiq and Robin Staffin},
  journal={IEEE Intelligent Systems},
  year={2012},
  volume={27},
  pages={90-96}
}
The growing trend of using smartphones and other GPS-enabled devices has provided new opportunities for developing spatial computing applications and technologies in unanticipated and unprecedented ways. Some capabilities of today's smartphones highlight the potential of citizen sensors to enable the next generation of geoinformatics. One promising application area for this is social media and its application to disaster management. Dynamic, real-time incident information collected from onsite… CONTINUE READING

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