Title

A mobile disaster management system using the android technology

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

6-2010

Abstract

The Philippines is one of the countries in the world vulnerable to natural hazards because of its geographic location. It also lacks an efficient disaster management system that will help in times of need. One common scenario during disasters is that the activity of rescue and relief is not well-coordinated. For this reason, there is a need for a system that will help in the efficient provision of rescue and relief to disaster-affected areas. Since the use of smart phones is gaining interest in people, the disaster management system was implemented as a smart phone application using Google's Android operating system. The disaster management system Android application known as MyDisasterDroid determines the optimum route along different geographical locations that the volunteers and rescuers need to take in order to serve the most number of people and provide maximum coverage of the area in the shortest possible time. Genetic algorithm was applied for optimization and different parameters were varied to determine the most optimum route.

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