Re: Disaster management ontologies?

Dear Tim, all:

In the DIP project [1], a prototype of applying Semantic Web services 
technology to emergency planning was developed. More information is 
available at

A screencast of the prototype is at the following address:



martin hepp
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Tim Berners-Lee wrote:
> I had an exciting visit from the students in Sri Lanka who had just 
> received an award for their open source disaster management system, Sahana.
> Discussing their system, which has just received a Free Software 
> Foundation award, I remembered many conversations about the desirability 
> for wide interoperability in emergence and disaster situations.
> I suggested the Sahana folks provide RDF feeds of, for example, missing 
> persons, found persons, shelters, relive groups and resources on the 
> ground, and other things they track.
> I started a wiki page to capture a little of this
> which is like all wikis open to additions!
> It is missing, I imagine,  many pointers to government efforts.
> If you know of activity around disaster management technology which 
> could possible be involved in or shed light on this, then please mail 
> or add it to the wiki.
> A possible next step would be an Incubator Group (XG) for a diaster 
> management ontology development.
> Disaster response is much about preparedness. If much relevant data is 
> available in RDF, when a disaster strikes, those on the ground and 
> across the world will be able to use it to know what best to do to respond.
> Tim Berners-Lee

Received on Monday, 16 April 2007 11:40:15 UTC