JDR Vol.5 No.1 pp. 108-116
doi: 10.20965/jdr.2010.p0108


Geography Network for Sharing Geospatial Information in Disaster Management

Yuji Nawa*1, Go Urakawa*2, Hiro Ikemi*3,
Ryota Hamamoto*1, and Haruo Hayashi*4

*1ESRI Japan Corporation, 2-7-1 Hirakawa-cho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 102-0093, Japan

*2Institute of Sustainability Science, Kyoto University, Gokasho, Uji, Kyoto 611-0011, Japan

*3Facluty of Engineering, Kyushu University, 744 Motooka, Nishi-ku, Fukuoka 819-0387, Japan

*4Disaster Prevention Research Institute (DPRI), Kyoto University, Gokasho, Uji, Kyoto 611-0011, Japan

September 16, 2009
November 4, 2009
February 1, 2010
data-sharing for disaster, disaster management, GIS portal, geospatial portal, metadata
The Chuetsu earthquake restoration and revival support geographic information system (GIS) project was launched after the 2004 Chuetsu earthquake. It was the first project to gather disaster GIS data at one place, and provide them by Web GIS from off–site of the disaster site in Japan. To facilitate sharing disaster geospatial information, we introduced a framework of Geography Network as GIS portal. The GIS portal was based on loosely–coupled system architecture. Therefore, it was able to change the system structure by system requirement of the project. The GIS portal was used continuously and commonly for the 2005 Fukuoka Earthquake and 2005–2006 Heavy Snow Disaster and the 2007 Chuetsu-Oki Earthquake. In this paper, we define the system requirement to share disaster geospatial information by knowledge from case studies, and describe a practical method to build the framework, demonstrate the benefit from the framework.
Cite this article as:
Y. Nawa, G. Urakawa, H. Ikemi, R. Hamamoto, and H. Hayashi, “Geography Network for Sharing Geospatial Information in Disaster Management,” J. Disaster Res., Vol.5 No.1, pp. 108-116, 2010.
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