Monday, 10 February 2003
INSPECT: A New Tool for Emergency and Consequence Management
A new tool to assist users in rapidly assessing potential(pre-event) and actual (post event) damages from environment related circumstances was researched. The investigation led to the formulation of interactive analysis tying disparate data sources together through a lens and filter paradigm. In the preliminary development, a relational database, a gridded model, and an abstract analysis tool (graphs) were connected through a highly visual interactive interface to minimize text entry and decrease the time to achieve an analysis of the situation. Unique features like dynamic lenses were developed to capture the time changing characteristics of the situation. The investigation results and the application of INSPECT to a notional flood modeling example are discussed.