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JDR Vol.5 No.1 pp. 90-97
(2010)
doi: 10.20965/jdr.2010.p0090

Paper:

Inexpensive Integrated GIS for Local Government to Implement Emergency Response and Management Effectively

Go Urakawa* and Haruo Hayashi**

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

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

Received:
September 9, 2009
Accepted:
October 18, 2009
Published:
February 1, 2010
Keywords:
multi-hazards, GIS, emergency response and management, location information, standardized information processing
Abstract

We are exposed to various kinds of Multi-hazards due to natural disasters, terrorist attacks and epidemic’s outbreak. In any of these crises, national and local governments must take in managing emergency responses effectively. Though one of the many measures is to build information systems against disaster, these systems are tools for estimating post disaster damage. This effort is not, however, implemented either well or effectively in most cases. Our research team had supported local governments using GIS in cases such as the 2004 Niigata-ken Chuetsu Earthquake, the 2007 Noto Hanto Earthquake, and the 2007 Niigataken Chuetsuoki Earthquake. Through these experiences, we reconfirmed the positive effects of location information and GIS. We also reconfirmed the need for both implementation speed and flexible use in their implementation. This paper describes how we built inexpensive integrated GIS for local governments to implement in emergency response andmanagement from experiences and knowledge on disaster affected area.

Cite this article as:
Go Urakawa and Haruo Hayashi, “Inexpensive Integrated GIS for Local Government to Implement Emergency Response and Management Effectively,” J. Disaster Res., Vol.5, No.1, pp. 90-97, 2010.
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