Title: Formal quality assessment of Crisis Maps produced during 2005-2010 - Preliminary results and a proposal for rapid and cost-effective quality assessment
Publisher: Publications Office of the European Union
Publication Year: 2010
JRC N°: JRC59215
ISBN: 978-92-79-16429-3
ISSN: 1018-5593
Other Identifiers: EUR 24497 EN
URI: http://publications.jrc.ec.europa.eu/repository/handle/JRC59215
DOI: 10.2788/66009
Type: EUR - Scientific and Technical Research Reports
Abstract: In the last decade, crisis maps have become increasingly a common support in the disaster preparedness and response cycle. In this work, five years of crisis maps from five world leader service providers have been explored and a way to extensively and quickly verify their quality is proposed. A sample of 255 maps has been assessed according to a checklist designed. The clarity of the content, the readability and usability of the maps and the respect of main cartographic standards have been assessed. The first analysis presented in this document highlighted that the basic characteristics expected in good maps are not always respected. The aim of showing current shortcomings in the crisis maps to the scientific community is to foster the improvement of their quality in the future.
JRC Directorate:Space, Security and Migration

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