QR Coded Field Data Acquisition
Mitsuhiro Higashida*, Yasushi Matsushita**,
Haruo Hayashi***, Kouichi Miyake**,
Masayuki Morikawa**, and Nozomu Yoshitomi***
*Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation, 3-9-11 Midori-Cho Musashino-Shi, Tokyo 180-8585, Japan
**Duplo Corporation, 1-11-19 Higashi-Tenma, Kita-ku, Osaka 530-8535, Japan
***Disaster Prevention Research Institute, Kyoto University, Gokasho, Uji, Kyoto 611-0011, Japan
A disaster-hit local government must handle a great deal of information entered on paper-based media, such as reports, assessment sheets, and application forms. Such analog information is expected to be effectively used by registering it in computerized databases, but registrations require much labor and locating information is time-consuming. Damage sites are usually identified by physical (geographic) addresses. Managing data as space information, such as that stored in geographic information systems (GISs), entered on computerized maps enables related work to be implemented efficiently. This paper outlines a QR code based field data acquisition system that automatically converts analog data on paper-based media to digital data via text files and automatically acquires field data, including map-plotted location data, and registers it in GISs, enabling disaster-hit local governments to efficiently process disaster-related data under constrained conditions.
Haruo Hayashi, Kouichi Miyake,
Masayuki Morikawa, and Nozomu Yoshitomi, “QR Coded Field Data Acquisition,” J. Disaster Res., Vol.5, No.1, pp. 66-73, 2010.
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