Disaster mitigation support system using web services and SNS information

Takamitsu Funayama, Yoshiro Yamamoto, Makoto Tomita, Yoshitaka Kajita, Sachi Tajima, Keisuke Utsu, Osamu Uchida

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

1 Citation (Scopus)

Abstract

Our research group previously developed a system that checks Twitter tweet contents for current-location address using GPS and for need of assistance, and automatically attaches a hashtag to postings made within the system. In the present study, we proceeded to the construction of a disaster mitigation support system that utilizes tweets posted in the system together with web services in order to transmit information for disaster mitigation. The new system draws concurrently from some of the many web services related to disaster mitigation and is characterized by its transmission of information on specific locations obtained by GPS. Incorporating a web GIS, the system uses a web API to convert location geocoordinates (latitude and longitude) to prefectural names and vice versa, as well as to construct a map showing radar-detected rain cloud information. Furthermore, it uses Python to obtain tweets and weather information, convert location indicators, and create HTML files.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - 2015 13th International Conference on ICT and Knowledge Engineering, ICT and KE 2015
PublisherIEEE Computer Society
Pages42-45
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)9781467391894
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2015 Dec 29
Externally publishedYes
Event13th International Conference on ICT and Knowledge Engineering, ICT and KE 2015 - Bangkok, Thailand
Duration: 2015 Nov 182015 Nov 20

Publication series

NameInternational Conference on ICT and Knowledge Engineering
Volume2015-December
ISSN (Print)2157-0981
ISSN (Electronic)2157-099X

Other

Other13th International Conference on ICT and Knowledge Engineering, ICT and KE 2015
CountryThailand
CityBangkok
Period15/11/1815/11/20

Keywords

  • Disaster mitigation
  • Twitter
  • Web-API
  • Web-GIS

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Information Systems

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of 'Disaster mitigation support system using web services and SNS information'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this