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dc.contributor.authorKawamura, Y.
dc.contributor.authorDewan, Ashraf
dc.contributor.authorVeenendaal, Bert
dc.contributor.authorHayashi, M.
dc.contributor.authorShibuya, T.
dc.contributor.authorKitahara, I.
dc.contributor.authorNobuhara, H.
dc.contributor.authorIshii, K.
dc.identifier.citationKawamura, Youhei and Dewan, Ashraf M. and Veenendaal, Bert and Hayashi, Masahiro and Shibuya, Takeshi and Kitahara, Itaru and Nobuhara, Hajime and Ishii, Kento. 2013. Using GIS to develop a mobile communications network for disaster-damaged areas. International Journal of Digital Earth. Advanced online publication. doi:10.1080/17538947.2013.808277

Communications network damage resulting from a large disaster causes difficulties in the ability to rapidly understand the current situation and thus make appropriate decisions towards mitigating problems, such as where to send and dispense emergency supplies. The research outlined in this paper focuses on the rapid construction of a network after a disaster occurs. This study suggests ZigBee and geographic information systems (GIS) technologies to resolve these problems and provide an effective communication system. The experimental results of the ZigBee network system are presented, examples are provided of the mapping and analysis undertaken using GIS for the disaster-stricken area of Tsukuba City, Japan, and the communications node arrangements are determined for this region. These results demonstrate the effectiveness of establishing such a communications system for supporting efforts to relieve disaster-damaged areas.

dc.publisherTaylor & Francis
dc.titleUsing GIS to develop a mobile communications network for disaster-damaged areas
dc.typeJournal Article
dcterms.source.titleInternational Journal of Digital Earth
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