Development of Real-Time
Distribution System of Asian Region on Disaster Reduction Information
Yoshikawa*, Kiichi Hirono*, Susumu Yokomaku*,
Air Survey Co., Ltd. System Engineering Division, Aoki Daisan Building 2F, 7-3
Tamura-cho, Atsugi-shi, Kanagawa 243-0016, Japan
Asian Region is hit by extensive disasters every year, which leave massive
social and economic damages. The disaster management administrative officers
and researchers of each country in Asia are thus faced with the task of
establishing mechanisms which allow disaster information for a broad area
extending over many countries to be obtained for swift and easy tracking and
analysis of the scale and size of the damage incurred.
therefore developed a system that can distribute disaster reduction
information to Asian regions, using Internet technology for effective
distribution and GIS technology that expresses the geographical spread of
disaster for easier analysis of the state of disaster.
In order to minimize damage when disasters occur, there is a need to collect and distribute disaster information promptly. We therefore sorted out pre-existing and state-of-the-art technology for collecting disaster information promptly and verified the accuracy of this information. We then conducted experiments to measure the time taken for the period from actual acquisition of the data to distribution. Based on these results, we studied effective data sources and data collection technology for distributing disaster information promptly to Asian countries.
This paper reports the results
of the study on the real-time collection and distribution of disaster
information as well as the features of the system developed.
Keywords: Real-Time distribution system; Disaster reduction information