ADRC International Paper
Information Technology For Disaster Management 

Development of Disaster Information Management Systems in Asia by Using Internet GIS

Bambang Rudyanto*, Hirotaka Suzuki**, Yujiro Ogawa*, Atsushi Takeda***, Shigeya Yoshikawa****

* Asian Disaster Reduction Center, IHD 3F, 1-5-1 Wakihamakaigan Dori, Chuo-ku, Kobe-shi 651-0073, Japan
** Osaka City University, 3-3-138, Sugimoto, Sumiyoshi-ku, Osaka 558, Japan
*** Tohoku Bunka Gakuen University, 6-45-16 Kunimi, Aoba, Sendai 981-8551, Japan
**** Asian Air Survey Co., Ltd., Aoki Daisan Building 2F, 7-3 Tamura-cho, Atsugi-shi, Kanagawa 243-0016, Japan

It is hard to use disaster information from the satellite image for actual disaster management without overlaying it to general geographical data such as topography and natural condition, and social situation including Geographic Information System (GIS) application has disturbed utilization of disaster information via GIS. To solve the problems, we have developed VENTEN (Vehicle through Electric Network of disasTer gEographical informatioN ) which is available to anyone. Background of VENTEN development, VENTEN system and data to be processed by VENTEN are discussed, and the possibility of utilizing VENTEN for disaster management is analyzed in this paper.

Keywords: VENTEN; Internet GIS; Disaster Information Management System

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