JDR Vol.5 No.6 pp. 687-696
doi: 10.20965/jdr.2010.p0687


Building Comprehensive Disaster Victim Support System

Go Urakawa*1, Haruo Hayashi*2, Keiko Tamura*3,
Munenari Inoguchi*3, Kei Horie*4, Mitsuhiro Higashida*5,
and Ryota Hamamoto*6

*1Institute of Sustainability Science, Kyoto University, Gokasho, Uji, Kyoto 611-0011, Japan

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

*3Research Center for Natural Hazard and Disaster Recovery, Niigata University, 8050, Ikarashi Nino-cho, Nishi-ku, Niigata city, Niigata 950-2181, Japan

*4InterRisk Research Institute & Consulting, Inc. 4-2-5 Kanda Surugadai, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 101-0062, Japan

*5Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation, 3-9-11 Midori-Cho, Musashino-Shi, Tokyo 180-8585, Japan

*6ESRI Japan Corporation, 2-7-1 Hirakawa-cho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 102-0093, Japan

August 19, 2010
October 26, 2010
December 1, 2010
damage certification, victim master database, building damage assessment, victim assistance

Our research team of industrial, governmental, and academic organizations had supported local governments using geographic information systems (GIS) at Odiya city in the 2004 Niigata-ken Chuetsu Earthquake. We developed GIS applications for damage certification based on specific needs enabling municipal personnel to operate effectively during the initial post-disaster confusion. The team developed GIS and other databases and applications, and designed the certification desk layout. Based on our work in Odiya, we applied these solutions in the 2004 Niigataken Chuetsu Earthquake, 2007 Noto Hanto Earthquake, and 2007 Niigata-ken Chuetsuoki Earthquake. We damage citification issuance and set up a master database for victims to help victims rebuild their lives. We discuss comprehensive solutions to damage assessment, database registration, damage certification, and victim assistance.

Cite this article as:
Go Urakawa, Haruo Hayashi, Keiko Tamura,
Munenari Inoguchi, Kei Horie, Mitsuhiro Higashida, and
and Ryota Hamamoto, “Building Comprehensive Disaster Victim Support System,” J. Disaster Res., Vol.5, No.6, pp. 687-696, 2010.
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