Spatial Data for Disaster
Successive disasters that befall our country, more and raise awareness of the need for a disaster information system based on spatial data. Spatial information systems is indispensable at all stages of disaster management, from pre-disaster activities such as studies about the risk of an area of a disaster and the preparation of various disaster scenarios; activities immediately after disasters occur, such as mapping the distribution of damage and needs of refugees are badly needed by the aid workers and volunteers; up to the activities of rehabilitation and reconstruction of a post-disaster areas. Given this spatial information systems, the decision could be taken more steps in every step.
In 2006, the Research Institute of Geomatics is very actively respond to the occurrence of various disasters in the homeland. Fast mapping team (rapid response mapping) are sent to conduct rapid assessment and mapping all of which aim to support actions manajemenbencana Mount Merapi, the earthquake in Yogyakarta, flooding in Jember (Eastern Java) and Sinjai (South Sulawesi).
From these activities generated Evacuation Route Map for the 6th district in the region of Mount Merapi, SPOT Image Map of Mount Merapi, and some spatial modeling that is used by the parties related to mitigation of disasters. Also produced several scientific papers on the contribution of remote sensing technology and Geographic Information Systems in disaster management.