JDR Vol.5 No.6 pp. 650-656
doi: 10.20965/jdr.2010.p0650


Application of ICT to Contribution to Resilient Society Against Landslides

Hiroshi Fukuoka

Disaster Prevention Research Institute, Kyoto University, Gokasho, Uji, Kyoto 611-0011, Japan

September 15, 2010
October 18, 2010
December 1, 2010
SaaS online database, landslide distribution map, hazard map, student volunteer activity, TRMM

Among the three online landslide databases introduced here, we focus on Japan’s large-scale online landslide topography distribution mapping as a gratis Software as a Service (SaaS) application that has proven effective in hazard mapping because many large new landslides have recurred at old landslide sites. Google Earth is an effective SaaS hazardmapping tool for extracting local community landslide microtopography. Combining these maps and handwritten landslide site drawings provides economical, reliable hazard maps for community residents in developing and developed countries. Author proposed a possibility of undergraduate students volunteer acitivties for promoting hazard mapping. The early warning system based on Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission (TRMM) Multisatellite Precipitation Analysis (TMPA) and the Japanese soil-water index (SWI) may contribute to making society more resilient against landslide disasters.

Cite this article as:
Hiroshi Fukuoka, “Application of ICT to Contribution to Resilient Society Against Landslides,” J. Disaster Res., Vol.5, No.6, pp. 650-656, 2010.
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