Planning number:A37

EcoGIS Lab

Presentation Group Representative : Wanglin Yan (Faculty of Environment and Information Studies)

Tokyo Midtown East B1F Hall A37

Application of Free GIS for Safe Community

Person in Charge of the Project:Wanglin Yan

We are living in a world that is full of risks that may come from long-term climate change and earthquakes or traffic accidents and disasters. How to reorganize the risks and how to avoid those risks for safety are challenges today. GIS is the technology that research, manage, analyze and visualize special position and related information. GIS has difficult impression that it needs high-end software and knowledge. However, you can get free software (for example: google earth) and free data which is released by government recently. This project explores the Open GIS resources and applications for mapping and designing safe communities in the world.

Charrette Design Workshops for Participatory Reconstruction Planning - Cases in Minamisoma City and Kesennuma City

Person in Charge of the Project:Wanglin Yan

Charrette design workshop is an intensive design activity with the participation of experts and residents on a study area in several days. The implementation requires experience and manpower. This study systematically arranged the processes from information collection to design and participatory workshop with the support of geospatial information and 3D plasticine model. It has been applied in Ota village of Minamisoma City and Matsuiwa-omose Area of Kessennuma City. This title demonstrates the process, methodology, and the practical effects.

A region educational game by outdoor and adventure

Person in Charge of the Project:Wanglin Yan

Recently, GIS technology tends to be used for education about a region. Our research group promotes to study a region by "GPS-Oni-gokko," which location information is exploited. GPS-Oni-gokko likes a game combined playing tag and treasure hunting and be played in larger area than a frequent playing tag because it can use GPS. It is a game we can learn a lot of things, for example, how to analyze and to understand the area by advance fieldwork by groups and how to tell your outcome by presentation.

Development of Free GIS Planform for Citizen Science and Applications - Cases of Public Park Management and Tree-Planting Project

Person in Charge of the Project:Akihiro Oba

Public participation was common in community development and environmental conservation. Recently the attention is shifting to store the data, learn from the data, and act with the data as citizen science. Free GIS plays important role as a crowd platform for data management and data mining. This research developed a WebGIS platform with open source GIS. It has been used in public park management in cities and in the forestry and tree-planting activities of NPOs.

Big Data Services with Small Devices - Development and application of SMS for Herders in Mongolia

Person in Charge of the Project:Akihiro Oba

There are a huge of data observation and knowledge accumulation in research on climate change. However, most of the data and knowledge are closed in database or drawers without deliverability to the most needed. This research developed a short message service (SMS) for the herders in Mongolia based on 800 rangeland observation stations. The forthcoming one-week weather and forage information was automatically retrieved from the Global Livestock Early Warning System (GLEWS) and transmit to herders in 160 characters. Three-year social experiment demonstrated that this service with small device supported by big database is very helpful for herders to plan herding activities and prepare fodder for harsh winter.

Accessibility assessment of collective relocation for Post-Disaster Reconstruction - A case study of Kesennuma City, Japan -

Person in Charge of the Project:Takahiro Kanamori

The collective relocation is being carried out all over the tsunami stricken area in Tohoku after the 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake. While safety is much improved it is considered that the lifestyle of the migrated residents is to be affected. In this research, the effect on the lifestyle of migrants was analyzed in Kesennuma City by looking at walking accessibility of elderly people's physical burden. The accessibility to the nearest bus stop from each collective relocation site was assessed. The result shows that 90% of collective relocation sites are located out of walkable distance from the closest bus stop.

Participatory Planning Eco and Adventure Tourism in Mongolia

Person in Charge of the Project:Wanglin Yan

Mongolia is a country with vast land and sparse population but rich natural and cultural resources. The huge potential of eco and adventure tourism could be a new engine of economic development if the infrastructure, information and tourism facility are improved. This project cooperated with National Development Institute of Mongolia organized participatory design workshop with local government and residents in Binder Soum of Khentii Province, the birthplace of Qinggis Khan. For implementing the plan we are going to investigate the tourism resources, improve the infrastructure, and design guidance and information services. Welcome to join this project and explore the beauty of Mongolia.
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