CIVIL: Support Collaborative Sensemaking with Geo-Visualization

In emergency management, collaborative decision-making usually involves collaborative sensemaking of diverse information by a group of experts from different knowledge domains and needs better tools to analyze role-specific information, share and synthesize relevant information, and remain aware of the activities of others. This project concerns the design of a collaborative sensemaking system to support team work. We propose a web-based system CIVIL, which uses multi-view, role-based design to help team members analyze geo-spatial information, and share and integrate critical information, and monitor individual activities. Our design uses coordinated maps and activity visualization to aid decision-making as well as group activity awareness.