One of the biggest military operational challenges is the adequate communication of spatial information to decision-makers to make the best-informed judgement, especially in strategic/tactical situations. Furthermore, presenting the uncertainty of the information imposes an even greater challenge due to its complexity and human perception aspects. In theatre, a miscommunication of uncertainty in presented information could lead to life or death situations.
As part of Envitia’s role on the Dstl Advanced Geospatial Information and Intelligence Services Research (AGIS) programme, is to conduct research that develops a standardised method of exchanging and analysing uncertainty, as well as developing a ‘toolbox’ of visualisation techniques to represent it. As a result, Envitia has launched an online experiment to understand perception of different uncertainty visualisations in real-world scenarios.
Envitia therefore invites participants to spend 10 to 20 minutes to participate in the experiment online through the following URL:
This research is carried out as part of the Advanced Geospatial Information and Intelligence Services Research (AGIS) Programme which focuses and consolidates Geospatial Information and Intelligence (GI2) research from across UK Government, academia and industry, benefiting the advanced research capabilities of the MOD.
Dr Adel Bolbol, GeoINT Consultant