JDR Vol.19 No.1 pp. 30-37
doi: 10.20965/jdr.2024.p0030


Reconstructing Historical Terrain to Elucidate the Causes of Disaster Occurrence and Improve Disaster Prevention Literacy

Yuichi Ebina and Daisuke Sugawara

International Research Institute of Disaster Science (IRIDeS), Tohoku University
468-1 Aramaki Aza-Aoba, Aoba-ku, Sendai, Miyagi 980-8572, Japan

Corresponding author

September 25, 2023
January 15, 2024
February 1, 2024
reconstruction of historical topography, old maps, old pictures, Great East Japan Earthquake, Miyako City

This research collects and interprets historical information about topography from old maps and pictures, and constructs a method to reconstruct past topography on 3D graphics. Furthermore, from the restored historical topography, we will elucidate how the historical changes in the topography are related to today’s disaster situation, and visualize the disaster risk in the target area. We hope that the results of this research will contribute to the cultivation of disaster prevention awareness and the improvement of disaster prevention literacy.

Cite this article as:
Y. Ebina and D. Sugawara, “Reconstructing Historical Terrain to Elucidate the Causes of Disaster Occurrence and Improve Disaster Prevention Literacy,” J. Disaster Res., Vol.19 No.1, pp. 30-37, 2024.
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