JDR Vol.9 No.2 pp. 128-138
doi: 10.20965/jdr.2014.p0128


Development of Urban Resilience GeoPortal Online for the Better Understanding of Disaster Scenarios

Shingo Suzuki*, Haruo Hayashi*, and Masafumi Hosokawa**

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

**National Research Institute of Fire and Disaster, Jindaiji-higashi-cho, Choufu-shi, Tokyo 182-0012, Japan

December 14, 2013
February 12, 2014
March 1, 2014
GeoPortal, mash up, Web GIS, Tokyo Metropolitan Earthquake, Nankai Trough Earthquake and Tsunami

This paper discusses the development and implementation of the web-based geo-spatial information sharing and integration system that advances the multidisciplinary researches on the processes and impacts of mega-disaster. The mega-disasters predicted in Japan, such as Tokyo Metropolitan Earthquake or Nankai Trough Earthquake Tsunami, bring huge amount of damage and loss in various sectors and various regions, and the scenarios of damage occurrence and loss propagation are very complex. Hence, in order to quantify each problem to create disaster reduction strategies, it is very important to share and integrate data and findings across many disciplines and regions. In this point of view, we are developing the Urban Resilience Geoportal as the sharing site of research findings. In this paper, we discuss the concept of such system focusing on the accumulation and sharing of multidisciplinary data, the integration of damage and loss quantification methods, the collaboration with other disaster information systems, and the utilization of data to create new findings.

Cite this article as:
Shingo Suzuki, Haruo Hayashi, and Masafumi Hosokawa, “Development of Urban Resilience GeoPortal Online for the Better Understanding of Disaster Scenarios,” J. Disaster Res., Vol.9, No.2, pp. 128-138, 2014.
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