Realization of Effective Disaster Victim Support Through Development of Victim Master Database with Geo-Reference -A Case Study of 2007 Niigataken Chuetsu-Oki Earthquake-
Munenari Inoguchi*, Keiko Tamura**, and Haruo Hayashi***
*Research Center for Natural Hazard and Disaster Recovery, Niigata University, 8050 Ikarashi Nino-cho, Nishi-ku, Niigata city, Niigata 950-2181, Japan
**Risk Management Office, Niigata University, 8050 Ikarashi Nino-cho, Nishi-ku, Niigata city, Niigata 950-2181, Japan
***Disaster Prevention Research Institute (DPRI), Kyoto University, Gokasho, Uji city, Kyoto 611-0011, Japan
Once a disaster occurs, local governments have a responsibility to provide many kinds of administrative support to the people affected. However, it is very difficult for local responders to get an understanding of the victims’ progress in rebuilding their lives because of the lack of a unified master database of information on the victims. In response to this issue, we aimed to design and develop such a master database, following the work flow of administrative supports. Based on this database, we also graphically represented the status of the progress victims were making in rebuilding their lives in GIS in the city of Kashiwazaki after the 2007 Chuetsu-oki Earthquake in Niigata Prefecture. As a result of this visualization, it was realized that local responders had provided support to the victims in an aggressive and effective manner.
-  N. Yoshitomi, et al., “The Development of Disaster Victims Database Utilizing the GeoWrap Method,” Journal of Social Safety Science, No.11, 2009 (in printing).
-  M. Inoguchi, et al., “Implementation of Management System for Supporting Victims Life Recovery Process Based on the Victim Master Database — Lessons Learned in Kashiwazaki City from 2007 Niigata Chuetsu-oki Earthquake — ,” Journal of Social Safety Science, No.10, pp. 553-564, 2008.
-  T. Furuya, et al., “Practical Utilization of Maps with Geo-Referential Relational Database to Support Measures for Recovery and Reconstruction at EMC-K, Niigata-ken Chuetsuoki Earthquake 2007,” Journal of Social Safety Science, No.10, pp. 301-310, 2008.