The September issue of the International Charter "Space and Major Disasters" Newsletter is now available on the Charter's website. This issue features articles on the introduction of Universal Access, the Charter's latest member EUMETSAT, five years of TerraSAR-X and SPOT 5: 10 years and still going strong.
At the 47th Annual General Meeting of the Institution of Surveyors in Ilorin, Nigeria, Nigeria's Vice President, Muhammad Namadi Sambo said the Nigerian federal government would do everything possible to map its geographical landscape to address disaster management in the country. For this purpose, the vice president said, the office of the Surveyor-General of the Federation has been positioned for the task. Sambo called on state governments to also take up the challenge.
A MapAction team is responding to widespread and repeated flooding in western Paraguay attached to a United Nations’ assistance group. The worst floods for more than a decade began in April. They have left thousands of families in scattered rural communities in urgent need of