Hidenori Watanave
Since 2002
Works in Minato-Ku Japan

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Associate Professor at Graduate School of System Design, Tokyo Metropolitan University
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DISCUSSION

The Peace Learning Archive in OKINAWA


We launced The Peace Learning Archive in OKINAWA.
http://peacelearning.jp/



The Peace Learning Archive in OKINAWA lets its users to read 20 testimonials by survivors of the Battle of Okinawa, and to view 182 photographs and archived maps. Several digital archives are multi-layered on the Google Earth map to facilitate multilateral and comprehensive understanding of the Battle.

The Peace Learning Archive in OKINAWA is a culmination of the creation methods of “pluralistic digital archives” established with the workings of the archives related to Nagasaki, Hiroshima, and the Great East Japan Earthquake. Information regarding time and space are supplemented to all of the testimonials and photo materials and it allows the user to freely move about in the skies of Okinawa in the 1940s for a deeper understanding of the actual circumstances of the Battle of Okinawa. The website is devised to allow the user to view the video and text for each of the testimonials. Additionally, photo data are carefully laid out and arranged to replicate as precisely as possible the conditions at which the photos were taken. We hope that the visitors to the website will take the opportunity to view our archives and retrace the steps of the days past and walk through memories that shall not be forgotten.

- Prof. Hidenori Watanave, Faculty of System Design
Tokyo Metropolitan University

DISCUSSION

“eARthquake 311” - iPhone & iPad Apps of The East Japan Earthquake Archive


We launced “eARthquake 311” - iPhone & iPad Apps of The East Japan Earthquake Archive.

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- Official Website:
http://e.nagasaki.mapping.jp/p/japan-earthquake.html#eARthquake311


“eARthquake 311” is an iPhone AR Apps version of a pluralistic digital archive - “The East Japan Earthquake Archive”. Download for free. For iPhone / iPad.

The Map Mode that displays data by using Maps. Data are displayed by touching markers. And more, in Japan, Users can know the situation caused by The East Japan Earthquake in March 11, 2011 using a GPS function.

By using “The AR (Augmented Reality) mode”, Data can be displayed by AR overlapping with actual cityscape. The user can know the distance between stricken areas and current location.

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At places other than Japan, A user's present location can be set up as “VRthquake” place. So the scale of the damage caused by Earthquake can be understood by AR overlapping with user's own town.

“eARthquake 311” has a function of Twitter. The hashtag “#japan311” is attached to user's tweets. Communication between users is urged by this function.

Thank you very much,
--
Hidenori Watanave

Supervisor of Photon,Inc.
Associate professor,
Graduate School of System Design, Tokyo Metropolitan University

DISCUSSION

"The Great East Japan Earthquake Archive"


We created mash-up contents for visualizing the damage situation of the East Japan Earthquake using Google Earth.

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The East Japan Earthquake Archive (3D Photo-overlays of The East Japan Earthquake)” is a mash-up content to understand the real state of affairs of the Japan Earthquake that cannot be understood by inspecting individual photographs. Users can view over 100 photographs from New York Times and others using google earth, and compare sceneries before / after the earthquake. All photographs are overlapped with three-dimensional geographical features, so the damage situation of the Sendai airport and the Fukushima nuclear power plant and others can be understood three-dimensionally. And also, Google's imagery update of Japan is included, users can switch latest and past satellite image by radio-buttons. We will add more photographs as much as possible.

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360 degrees panorama images taken at stricken area can be browsed by double-clicking orange icons. Users can look around by mouse-drug and zoom-in out with a mouse wheel. And more, seamless viewpoint movement is possible by double-clicking the icon within 360 degrees panorama. (All panorama images taken by Akira Ninomiya and Taichi Furuhashi )

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Disaster victims' testimonies recorded by binaural recording are mapped on Google Earth. Movies can be browsed in balloons by clicking face icons. By listening by headphone, the sound environment of a spot is reproduced in three dimension. (Interview & Recording: Shiori Sasaki (Senhiko Nakata Laboratory, Graduate school of Miyagi University)

EVENT

Hiroshima Atomic Bomb Archive


Dates:
Thu Jul 14, 2011 00:00 - Mon Aug 06, 2012

Location:
Japan

Hiroshima Archive


 
Now we launched Hiroshima Archive that is a digital archive aboutHiroshima Atomic Bomb. “Hiroshima Archive” is a pluralistic digital archive using the digitalvirtual globe "Google Earth” to display on it in a multilayered wayall the materials gained from such sources as the Hiroshima PeaceMemorial Museum, the Hiroshima Jogakuin Gaines Association, and theHachioji Hibakusha (A-bomb Survivors) Association. Beyond time andspace, the user can get a panoramic view over Hiroshima to browsesurvivors’ accounts, photos, maps, and other materials as of 1945,together with aerial photos, 3D topographical data, and buildingmodels as of 2010. The archive aims to promote multifaceted andcomprehensive understanding of the reality of atomic bombing.
- A description in English / Japanese
- Interface in English (About 50 victim's stories are translated)


EVENT

Visualizing the damage situation of the Japan Earthquake


Dates:
Sun Apr 03, 2011 09:02 - Tue Apr 03, 2012

Location:
Japan

Hidenori Watanave Laboratory of Tokyo Metropolitan University created
two mash-up contents for visualizing the damage situation of the Japan Earthquake using Google Earth.

1. 3D photo-overlays from "The Aftermath in Japan" by New York Times

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Users can view 40 photographs from "The Aftermath in Japan" by New York Times using google earth, and compare sceneries before / after the earthquake. All photographs are overlapped with three-dimensional geographical features. The damage situation of the Sendai airport and the Fukushima nuclear power plant and others can be understood three-dimensionally.  And also, Google's imagery update of Japan is included, users can switch latest and past satellite image by radio-buttons. We will add more photographs as much as possible. >> http://shinsai.mapping.jp/photooverlays.html


2. Traffic results information mashup from HONDA & TOYOTA

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The traffic results information of the area of devastation of the
Japan Earthquake (daily update) by HONDA and TOYOTA are overlapped with other geographical data. Available roads and other information are overlapped, so users can understand the real situation of the area of devastation easily. Two or more layers can be switching with check boxes. Please wait for a while until contents are displayed because the data size is large. We can mash-up other layers. If you have some requests, please contact us. >> http://shinsai.mapping.jp/


Hidenori Watanave
Associate Professor
Graduate School of System Design, Tokyo Metropolitan University
hwtnv2006@gmail.com