Mapping hazard information for and with the public in Japan.

This website is part of a research project undertaken by Dr Paul Haimes and Associate Professor Tetsuaki Baba at Tokyo Metropolitan University.

The purpose of the project is to ascertain how disaster information in Japan can be better presented to the public.

map of recent hazards

Projects


We've recently made an app for information regarding Japan's active volcanoes.

We are currently running a survey for users of our Katsukazan iOS app. Download the app from the App Store. Katsukazan survey

We launched an archive of the most significant earthquakes in Japan from 1916 to 2016.

Using data from various sources, we have created an archive of the most signficant earthquakes of the past 100 years. View quake archive

We made a novel IoT device and website that warns you of approaching typhoons.

More information coming soon.

Recent publications


  • Haimes, P., Medley, S. & Baba, T. (2016). A Pattern Language: Designing a Hazard Information Map Interface for Community-based Users. International journal of Asia digital art and design, 20(1), 5-13.
  • Haimes, P., Medley, S., Brady, D. & Baba, T. (2016). Exploring Community Attitudes Towards Sharing of Bushfire Information Online. Journal of Disaster Research, 11(3), 552-558.
  • Haimes, P., Baba, T. & Medley, S. (2015). Mobile map applications and the democratisation of hazard information. Paper presented at SIGGRAPH Asia, Kobe, Japan.
  • Haimes, P., & Baba, T. (2015). Mapping Hazards in Japan: Increasing the accessibility of geo-spatial hazard information. Paper presented at ADADA (Asia Digital Art and Design Association), Tokyo (Musashino), Japan.
  • Haimes, P., & Baba, T. (2015). Mapping Hazards in Japan: Increasing the accessibility of geo-spatial hazard information. Paper presented at Nordcode, Jyväskylä, Finland.
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Contact us


If you are interested in contributing to this project, please get in touch.

 

IDEEA Lab
Faculty of System Design
Tokyo Metropolitan University
6-6, Asahigaoka, Hino, Tokyo, Japan

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