Implementation Technology for a Disaster Response Support System for Local Government
Michinori Hatayama* and Shigeru Kakumoto**
*Disaster Prevention Research Institute, Kyoto University, Gokasho, Uji, Kyoto 611-0011, Japan
**Tokyo Institute of Technology, 4259 Nagatsuta, Midori-ku, Yokohama 226-8502, Japan
Through experience with disaster and recovery support activities obtained as a result of Great Hanshin Earthquake, a research group composed of a support activity staff that includes the authors has been developing and studying implementation processes of an information system, a system that can be used by local governments and their surrounding communities immediately after a disaster. The Risk-Adaptive Regional Management Information System (RARMIS) concept is an outcome of these activities. In the concept for disaster risk management, an information system has been proposed that has three features: (1) continuity between emergency and routine use, (2) independence and decentralization, and (3) integrated space and time information. In this paper, the operational issue (1) is focused on and the importance of the implementation process is shown. Finally, two case studies are presented to qualitatively evaluate implementation processes of integrated temporal GIS.
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