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Online Mapping Shows Potential to Transform Relief Efforts

In Japan after the earthquake and tsunami, crowd-sourced maps have helped give local relief workers a clearer picture of the situation on the ground as they set priorities for food, shelter and sanitation services. The Web maps are also being used to track the fighting in Libya and the needs of refugees fleeing that conflict.

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Geospatial Center Supports Japan Relief Efforts

The US Army Geospatial Center (AGC) compiled earthquake, water, and geology maps as well as other data sets of Japan and made them available via its public and public key infrastructure (PKI) Web sites last week in support of US quake and tsunami relief efforts.

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Satellite Communications Using the KIKU No. 8 to Support Disaster Measures following the Tohoku Region Pacific Ocean Coastal Earthquake

On March 24, JAXA set up a ground antenna and the movable test communication terminal for the KIKU No. 8 at the Ofunato City Hall to connect the communication line of up to 768 Kbps between the City Hall and the Tsukuba Space Center via KIKU No. 8 in cooperation with the National Institution of Information and Communications Technology (NICT) based on a request from the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology, which received a petition from Ofunato City, Iwate Prefecture.

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GEO Monitors, Analyzes, and Distributes Data on the Japan Disaster

A new GEO Geohazard Supersite on the Tohoku-oki Event was established immediately after the 11 March earthquake and tsunami to aid rescue efforts and advance scientific understanding. Meanwhile, the International Charter on Space and Major Disasters was activated at the request of the Japanese Cabinet and the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA).

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Thu, 24/03/2011 - 14:29

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UN rushes help to tsunami-stricken Japan

United Nations agencies are rushing assistance to Japan to help cope with the multi-front

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Japan Tohoku Earthquake And Tsunami Warnings

After the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami the international community stepped up its efforts on developing and building early warning systems. Japan is a leading nation with respect to expertise and implementation of both earthquake and tsunami early warning systems.

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Tue, 22/03/2011 - 12:36

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UNOSAT Japan: Satellite derived map of standing water bodies, Sendai, Miyagi prefecture

UNITAR/UNOSAT has produced a map of tsunami-related standing water bodies, Sendai, Miyagi prefecture. This map illustrates satellite-detected standing bodies of water remaining after the tsunami event over the city of Sendai and affected areas south in Miyagi Prefecture.

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Mon, 21/03/2011 - 10:16

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Earth Observation Resources on the Japan Earthquake and Tsunami

During and after the Earthquake in Japan, Earth observation technology including buoys, satellites and other imaging devices have allowed scientists and the media to visualize and track the impact of the event, mitigating loss of life and property and supporting effective rescue efforts.

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Mon, 21/03/2011 - 10:05

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Satellites Stack Up Over Japan: Chinese Satellites Fall into Line, Too

One recent entry on the “SpaceAid” satellite tasking page which was posted by the UN Platform for Space–based Information for

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UNOSAT supports crowd sourcing community with satellite imagery over Japan

The aftermath of the catastrophic quake and tsunami in Japan has mobilised unprecedented participation from social networks and crowd sourcing communities around the world. Satellite imagery released for free by major commercial satellite companies earlier this week revealed to the world the extent of the impact of the tsunami waves that hit the east coast of Japan on Friday 11 March.

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