Disaster-Victim Database Development Using GeoWrap Method -From the 2004 Niigata Chuetsu Earthquake to the 2007 Niigataken Chuetsu-Oki Earthquake-
Nozomu Yoshitomi*1, Haruo Hayashi*1, Katsuyuki Matsuoka*2, Hidenori Terano*3, Munenari Inoguchi*4, and Go Urakawa*5
*1Research Center for Disaster Reduction Systems, Disaster Prevention Research Institute, Kyoto University, Gokasho, Uji-shi, Kyoto 611-0011, Japan
*2Exceed Corporation, Abira-Kawasaki 1402, 7-4 Ogawa-cho, Kawasaki-ku, Kawasaki-Shi, Kanagawa, Japan
*3ESRI Japan Corporation
*4Research Center for Natural Hazard and Disaster Recovery, Niigata University, 8050 Igarashi Nino-cho, Nishi-ku, Niigata city, Niigata 950-2181, Japan
*5Institute of Sustainability Science, Kyoto University, Gokasho, Uji, Kyoto 611-0011, Japan
The objective of this research is to develop an information processing procedure that is capable of integrating various data sources for the purpose of building a centralized victims’ database that can be utilized throughout the city to support various relief activities. In most cities stricken by disaster, availability of data resources is limited in both quantity and quality. However, it is vital to build an accurate Victims’ Database promptly in order to provide satisfactory services to disaster victims. Therefore, this paper proposes GeoWrap, a new methodology in information processing, that can maximize available datasets of differing accuracy while building accurate databases. GeoWrap effectiveness is examined by developing the victim database for Kashiwazaki City in Japan.
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