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  77      Downloads  6
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
To cite this article
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
Copyright © 2018 Authors retain the copyright of this article.
This article is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
Nuclear Emergency Response Headquarters, Government of Japan (2011). Report of Japanese Government to the IAEA Ministerial Conference on Nuclear Safety, The Accident at TEPCO's Fukushima Nuclear Power Stations. http://japan.kantei.go.jp/kan/topics/201106/iaea_houkokusho_e.html. Cited 13 March 2018.
Suzuki, S. (2016). Childhood and Adolescent Thyroid Cancer in Fukushima after the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant Accident: 5 Years On. Clinical Oncology, 28(4), 263–271. http://doi.org/https://doi.org/10.1016/j.clon.2015.12.027
Nihei, N. (2016). Monitoring Inspection for Radioactive Substances in Agricultural, Livestock, Forest and Fishery Products in Fukushima Prefecture. In T. M. Nakanishi & K. Tanoi (Eds.), Agricultural Implications of the Fukushima Nuclear Accident: The First Three Years (pp. 11–21). Tokyo: Springer Japan.
Monma, T., Lurhathaiopath, P., Kawano, Y., Byambasuren, D., Ono, Y., & Evine, Q. (2015). Developing and Trialing a System to Monitor Radionuclides in Individual Plots of Farmland to Help Reconstruction Farming in Contaminated Areas. In T. Monma, I. Goto, T. Hayashi, H. Tachiya, & K. Ohsawa (Eds.), Agricultural and Forestry Reconstruction After the Great East Japan Earthquake: Tsunami, Radioactive, and Reputational Damages (pp. 149–167). Tokyo: Springer Japan.
Steinhauser, G. (2017). Monitoring and radioecological characteristics of radiocesium in Japanese beef after the Fukushima nuclear accident. Journal of Radioanalytical and Nuclear Chemistry, 311(2), 1367–1373.
Ohte, N., Murakami, M., Endo, I., Ohashi, M., Iseda, K., Suzuki, T., … Ishii, N. (2016). Ecosystem Monitoring of Radiocesium Redistribution Dynamics in a Forested Catchment in Fukushima After the Nuclear Power Plant Accident in March 2011. In T. M. Nakanishi & K. Tanoi (Eds.), Agricultural Implications of the Fukushima Nuclear Accident: The First Three Years (pp. 175–188). Tokyo: Springer Japan.
Matsuda, N., Mikami, S., Sato, T., & Saito, K. (2017). Measurements of air dose rates in and around houses in the Fukushima Prefecture in Japan after the Fukushima accident. Journal of Environmental Radioactivity, 166, 427–435. https://doi.org/https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jenvrad.2016.03.012.
Martin, P. G., Kwong, S., Smith, N. T., Yamashiki, Y., Payton, O. D., Russell-Pavier, F. S., … Scott, T. B. (2016). 3D unmanned aerial vehicle radiation mapping for assessing contaminant distribution and mobility. International Journal of Applied Earth Observation and Geoinformation, 52, 12–19. https://doi.org/https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jag.2016.05.007.
Hussain, A., Wu, W., Anzaldi, G., & Abecker, A. (2015). Implementation of OGC Compliant Framework for Data Integration in Water Distribution System. Procedia Engineering, 119, 1366–1374. https://doi.org/https://doi.org/10.1016/j.proeng.2015.08.984.
Anzaldi, Gabriel; Wu, Wenyan; Abecker, Andreas; Rubión, Edgar; Corchero, Aitor; Hussain, Ambreen; and Quenzer, Michael,. (2014). Integration Of Water Supply Distribution Systems By Using Interoperable Standards To Make Effective Decisions. CUNY Academic Works. https://academicworks.cuny.edu/cc_conf_hic/421.
Song, X., Rui, X., Hou, W., & Tan, H. (2008). An OGC standard-oriented architecture for distributed coal mine map services. Journal of China University of Mining and Technology, 18(3), 381–385. https://doi.org/https://doi.org/10.1016/S1006-1266(08)60080-2
Percivall, G. (2010). The application of open standards to enhance the interoperability of geoscience information. International Journal of Digital Earth, 3(sup1), 14–30. https://doi.org/10.1080/17538941003792751.
Pons, X., & Masó, J. (2016). A comprehensive open package format for preservation and distribution of geospatial data and metadata. Computers & Geosciences, 97, 89–97. https://doi.org/https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cageo.2016.09.001.
Evangelidis, K., Ntouros, K., Makridis, S., & Papatheodorou, C. (2014). Geospatial services in the Cloud. Computers & Geosciences, 63, 116–122.https://doi.org/https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cageo.2013.10.007.
Simons, B. A., Yu, J., & Leighton, B. (2016). WESCML: A Data Standard for Exchanging Water and Energy Supply and Consumption Data. Procedia Engineering, 154, 215–222. https://doi.org/https://doi.org/10.1016/j.proeng.2016.07.451.
Blower, J. D., Gemmell, A. L., Griffiths, G. H., Haines, K., Santokhee, A., & Yang, X. (2013). A Web Map Service implementation for the visualization of multidimensional gridded environmental data. Environmental Modelling & Software, 47, 218–224. https://doi.org/https://doi.org/10.1016/j.envsoft.2013.04.002.
Wagemann, J., Clements, O., Figuera, R. M., Rossi, A. P., & Mantovani, S. (2018). Geospatial web services pave new ways for server-based on-demand access and processing of Big Earth Data. International Journal of Digital Earth, 11(1), 7–25. https://doi.org/10.1080/17538947.2017.1351583.
Han, W., Di, L., Yu, G., Shao, Y., & Kang, L. (2016). Investigating metrics of geospatial web services: The case of a CEOS federated catalog service for earth observation data. Computers & Geosciences, 92, 1–8. https://doi.org/https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cageo.2016.04.005.
Fukushima prefectureal government (2018). Fukushima Prefecture Outlines. Available via http://www.pref.fukushima.lg.jp/site/portal-english/en05-01.html. Accessed 3 May 2018.
Browse journals by subject