Public Evaluation for visualization of Natural Hazard using map vs globe


One of the major drawbacks and challenges in Disaster Risk Management is the lack of knowledge for public participation. The general public has a key role in emergency response and relief. In addition, they are the ones who suffered the most physical loss and damages. It is suggested by the global framework of Disaster Risk Reduction, that more research needs to be done to improve public participation. Understanding what disaster effects, them and how much damage it may cause to their communities can help them to reduce the damage. Visualization has direct influence with their understanding of real scenarios. The proposed project involves receiving feedback and answers from people (General public and other experts) to understand what type of visualization suits them for better understanding and decision-making. The hypostasis of this research is that 3D globe based visualization is more efficient and effective compared to traditional 2D maps. In this project, we will test the participant's performance and preference using tasks and questionnaires.


Currently recruiting participants: No

Eligible gender: Male, Female, Transgender, Other

Eligible ages: 18 to 70

Inclusion criteria:

In the second phase, we would like to look at the General public feedback. However, we need to understand the feedback of GIS (Geography Information system) experts. GIS experts are those who prepare the maps and we need to see their feedback.


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Principal investigator:

Faramarz Famil Samavati

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