Volume 4, Issue 3, September 2018, Page: 12-21
Developing an OGC Standard-Based Platform for Integration of Radiation Monitoring Data from Fukushima Area, Japan
Chen-Yu Hao, GIS Research Center, Feng Chia University, Taichung, Taiwan
Mei-Shin Chen, GIS Research Center, Feng Chia University, Taichung, Taiwan
Tien-Yin Chou, GIS Research Center, Feng Chia University, Taichung, Taiwan
Chia-Cheng Lin, GIS Research Center, Feng Chia University, Taichung, Taiwan
Kim Kyoungsook, Artificial Intelligence Research Center, AIST, Tokyo, Japan
Nguyen Xuan Linh, GIS Research Center, Feng Chia University, Taichung, Taiwan
Received: Aug. 19, 2018;       Accepted: Sep. 12, 2018;       Published: Nov. 14, 2018
DOI: 10.11648/j.rst.20180403.11      View  883      Downloads  80
Geographical location of Japan is a reason that causes this country to become one of the most disaster-prone nation in the world. The Nuclear Emergency Response Headquarters of Japan Government has established a comprehensive plan for monitoring radiation due to the Tohoku earthquake on 11 March 2011 that caused the release of radioactive materials from Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station (NPS). The main purpose of this research is to develop a prototype platform based on Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) international standards for integrating the radiation monitoring results from Fukushima Area, Japan. Because of the monitoring data was mainly stored in XML or CSV format, this platform provided a simple and standardized environment for converting original data into uniform format with three primary information including observation time, observation locations, and observation results. After stage of data standardization, all converted data was published as services utilizing OGC standards of Catalogue Service for the Web (CSW), Sensor Observation Service (SOS), Web Map Service (WMS) and JSON-based RESTful Application Program Interface (API). Finally, this platform visualizes the monitoring results and provides a client with the functionality of time series selection. The idea of this prototype platform in releasing the radioactive materials monitoring data using international standards has matured over time and does not exclude the possibility of making it open access. The result of this study has shown that the utilization of international standard is a necessary step for data integration and data sharing.
Interoperability, SOA, Data Portal, Radioactive Materials, Fukushima Area
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Chen-Yu Hao, Mei-Shin Chen, Tien-Yin Chou, Chia-Cheng Lin, Kim Kyoungsook, Nguyen Xuan Linh, Developing an OGC Standard-Based Platform for Integration of Radiation Monitoring Data from Fukushima Area, Japan, Radiation Science and Technology. Vol. 4, No. 3, 2018, pp. 12-21. doi: 10.11648/j.rst.20180403.11
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