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.
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