MOBILE DISASTER-RISK RECOGNITION SUPPORT SYSTEM FOR INDIVIDUALS BASED ON GEOSPATIAL INTEROPERABILITY AND AUGMENTED REALITY -RESEARCH PROJECT ON DISASTER RISK INFORMATION PLATFORM “BOSAI-DRIP” (3)-
Do you know what kind of disaster-risk exists at your current place? It is important for every individual to prepare for natural disasters that could strike where he/she is now standing. The purpose of our study is to develop the on-site support system for disaster-risk preparation. We developed “I-Bosai” as a mobile disaster-risk recognition support system for individuals. “I” stands for individual and “Bosai” means disaster prevention in Japanese. “I-Bosai” is operated based on a cellular phone or smartphone as follow: 1) it obtains the position information of the current place by using GPS (Global Positioning System), 2) it obtains disaster-risk information from various geospatial-servers by using WMS/WFS/WCS protocol, and 3) it represents the information effectively to make us understand the disaster-risk at the place. It is especially effective on smartphone to indicate the risk by using AR (Augmented Reality).
Recently, government agencies and research institutes publish a variety of disaster-risk information. Also Local communities make disaster-risk information as their own maps for disaster-risk preparation and information sharing of disaster-experience and disaster-risk. Disaster-risk information that helps people in reducing the risks associated with natural disasters. This can be effective for the stakeholders to deal with the risks by improving their understanding and to act properly. We believe that disaster-risk information should be shared on the interoperable network for improving disaster-risk preparation and coping capacity for every individual and local community. We call this network “Bosai-DRIP”, Disaster-Risk Information Platform for “Bosai”. “I-Bosai” will enable every individual to obtain various disaster-risk information on site through “Bosai-DRIP”.
Yuichiro Usuda - National Research Institute for Earth Science and Disaster Prevention
Hitoshi Taguchi - National Research Institute for Earth Science and Disaster Prevention
Toshinari Nagasaka - National Research Institute for Earth Science and Disaster Prevention
Rui Fukumoto - Hitechs