Asian Journal of Environment and Disaster Management (AJEDM)

Volume 3 Number 1 (2011)

Asian Journal of Environment and Disaster Management 2011 3 1

doi: 10.3850/S1793924011000599

Proposal to Realize Rarmis (Risk Adaptive Regional Management Information System) Concept by Spatial Temporal Information System Dimsis-ex and Some Case Studies — Toward Collaborative Realization of Common Software (SYSTEM) Platform for Disaster Prevention (CSPDP)

Shigeru Kakumoto1, Takashi Furuto2,a, Hiroyuki Yamada3, Mitsuaki Sasaki4 and Koichi Shiwaku2,b
1Interdisciplinary Graduate School of Science and Engineering, Tokyo, Institute of Technology, 4259, Nagatsuta-cho, Midori-ku, Yokohama, Kanagawa, 226-8503, Japan and 5-201, 6-5, Josuihon-cho, Kodaira, Tokyo, 187-0022, Japan.
2Earthquake Disaster Mitigation Research Center, National Research Institute for Earth Science and Disaster Prevention, 4th Floor, East Building, The Great Hanshin-Awaji Earthquake Memorial Disaster Reduction and Human Renovation Institution, 1-5-2, Wakinohama-kaigan-dori, Chuo-ku, Kobe, Hyogo, 651-0073, Japan.
3Japan Nuclear Energy Safety Organization, Kamiya-cho MT Bldg., 4-3-20, Toranomon, Minato-ku, Tokyo, 105-0001, Japan.
4Asia Air Suvey Co., LTD., Shinyuri 21 Building 3F, 1-2-2 Manpukuji,Asao-ku, Kawasaki-shi, Kanagawa Prefectur 215-0004, Japan.


Researchers and developers have developed many software systems for disaster prevention such as database systems, GIS, simulation, and so on, individually. However, these systems are neither interoperable nor exchangeable, even if their functions are similar. Most of the systems are based on commercial applications with lots of hidden functions which limit innovative system development. Expensive fees are requested for developing countries to use the system even though most of the application parts are free to use. Common Software Platform, which are open among researchers, are adaptable to local languages and allow practical use according to the situation of each country. The Risk Adaptive Regional Management Information System (RARMIS) concept is therefore proposed. The anticipated users of RARMIS are administrative officers, municipalities, national governments and other intermediate government bodies (state, prefecture, district, etc.), international organizations (UN organizations and programs, WB, ADRC, EC, etc.), commercial entrepreneurs, finance and insurance business personnel, experts, information technology specialists, urban planners, rural planners, environmental/ecological specialists, policy makers, and motivated researchers. RARMIS can be used for earthquake, flood, and other hazards to protect infrastructures, buildings, and information and communication systems.

Keywords: Common software platform for disaster prevention (CSPDP), Spatio-temporal information systems (STIS), Risk adaptive regional management information system (RARMIS) concept, Disaster management spatial information system-expansion (DiMSIS-Ex), Collaborative development, Implementation oriented technology (IOT).

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