JDR Vol.5 No.1 pp. 82-89
doi: 10.20965/jdr.2010.p0082


GIS-Based Damage Certification Support System Based on Recent Earthquake Experience

Katsuyuki Matsuoka*1, Haruo Hayashi*2, Nozomu Yoshitomi*2,
Go Urakawa*3, Ryota Hamamoto*4, Yuji Nawa*4,
Hidenori Terano*4, and Norihiro Tonosaki*4

*1Exceed Corporation, Abira-Kawasaki 1402, 7-4 Ogawa-cho, Kawasaki-ku, Kawasaki-Shi, Kanagawa, Japan

*2Disaster Prevention Research Institute (DPRI), Kyoto University, Gokasho, Uji-shi, Kyoto 611-0011, Japan

*3Institute of Sustainability Science, Kyoto University, Gokasho, Uji, Kyoto 611-0011, Japan

*4ESRI Japan Corporation

September 16, 2009
November 1, 2009
February 1, 2010
damage certification, earthquake, GIS
During the 2004 Niigata Chuetsu Earthquake in Ojiya City, and 2007 Niigata Chuetsu-oki Earthquake in Kashiwazaki City, our research team built databases of building damage assessment results based on geographical coordinates and damage certification support systems (DCSS) for issuing damage certificates required by Japanesemunicipalities providing citizens with post-disaster recovery assistance. This paper discusses four major issues on databases and DCSS development, together with measures for solving these issues.
Cite this article as:
K. Matsuoka, H. Hayashi, N. Yoshitomi, G. Urakawa, R. Hamamoto, Y. Nawa, H. Terano, and N. Tonosaki, “GIS-Based Damage Certification Support System Based on Recent Earthquake Experience,” J. Disaster Res., Vol.5 No.1, pp. 82-89, 2010.
Data files:
  1. [1] N. Yoshitomi, H. Hahashi, G. Urakawa, K. Shigekawa, S. Tanaka, K. Horie, K. Matsuoka, Y. Nagoya, and K. Fujiharu, “The Development of a Damage Certificate Issuing Support System — A New Disaster Response Database Schema Created for the Niigata Chuetsu Earthquake — ,” J. of Society Safety Science, No.7, pp. 141-150, 2005.
  2. [2] Niigata Prefectural Press Material, “Damage Conditions of 2004 Niigata Chuetsu Earthquake,” No.173.
  3. [3] Niigata Prefectural Press Material, “Damage Conditions of 2007 Niigata-oki Chuetsu Earthquake,” which took place on July 16th, No.274.
  4. [4] National Disaster Prevention Committee,

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