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Development of a Sustainable Community-based Hazard Map Creation Support System for Traditional Towns with Local Heritage
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  • Journal title : International Journal of Contents
  • Volume 12, Issue 2,  2016, pp.58-65
  • Publisher : The Korea Contents Association
  • DOI : 10.5392/IJoC.2016.12.2.058
 Title & Authors
Development of a Sustainable Community-based Hazard Map Creation Support System for Traditional Towns with Local Heritage
Okazaki, Yasuhisa; Mori, Seina; Wakuya, Hiroshi; Mishima, Nobuo; Hayashida, Yukuo; Min, Byung-Won;
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This paper describes design and development of a system that supports continuous creation of hazard maps by local residents in their daily life. We made an interview survey to design our system in a model traditional town in Saga, Japan. The results show that in spite of continuous efforts, many practical problems remain and residents feel unsafe. Based on these results, we designed and developed a unique ICT-based support system which contributes to community-based disaster prevention/reduction. The continuous resident participation and posting design are core concept for our sustainable community-based approach. Our system continues to support making a hazard map by integrating the community-based hazard information. Local residents register information about the spot (disaster types, a risk level, a photograph, comments, positional information) that can be dangerous in case of disaster. We have evaluated the usefulness and possibilities of our prototype system implemented as an iOS application.
Disaster Prevention;Hazard Map;Traditional Town;Sustainable;Community-Based;ICT-Based;
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