Objectives and Vision

Cartography in Early Warning and Crisis Management is highly relevant in various domains, such as early warning, crisis, emergency management, city planning, and environmental monitoring. Extending our sight to other disciplines, especially Philosophy and Methodology is highly relevant.

Our committee envisions a future where cutting-edge mapping technologies play a pivotal role in enhancing global resilience to emergencies and crises. Our mission is to advance the integration of mapping tools, spatial data, and geographic information systems (GIS) into early warning systems and crisis management strategies.

Our committee strives to:

  • Promoting Innovation: Foster the development and adoption of innovative mapping technologies that enable real-time updates, dynamic spatial analysis, and improved visualization for better decision-making during emergencies.
  • Facilitating Collaboration: Encourage interdisciplinary collaboration among experts in mapping, disaster management, and technology to create a comprehensive and interoperable mapping ecosystem.
  • Empowering Decision-Makers: Provide decision-makers with reliable, up-to-date geospatial information that aids in proactive risk assessment, crisis prediction, and the formulation of effective response strategies.
  • Enhancing Global Preparedness: Work towards establishing international standards and best practices for mapping in early warning and crisis management, contributing to a more coordinated and globally connected approach.
  • Engaging the Community: Educate and engage the public on the importance of mapping in crisis situations, promoting awareness and participation in community-based mapping initiatives.

By pursuing these objectives, the committee aims to contribute significantly to a world where the power of mapping transforms how societies prepare for, respond to, and recover from emergencies, ultimately minimizing the impact of crises on human lives and infrastructure.