UN-SPIDER's Regional Support Office CATHALAC – The Water Center for the Humid Tropics of Latin America and the Caribbean –, elaborated a profile of the relative vulnerability of Central America's Caribbean and Pacific coasts to the hazards of storm-induced coastal erosion and storm surge. The analysis included the seven Central American countries (i.e.
The mission of the CLIRSEN is to generate, integrate and standardize thematic geoinformation and to provide technical services, applied to build the inventory of natural resources and environment. CLIRSEN furthermore contributes to the security and territorial planning through Teledetection and Geographic Information Systems.
Esri has announced the launch of a new website, MapSAR that provides GIS tools for personnel search and rescue (SAR). "The launch of the MapSAR website is the result of a community of search and rescue personnel linked together by their use of GIS," says Russ Johnson, global director of
Business School South, Jubilee Campus, University of Nottingham
Nottingham Geospatial Institute
Open Source Geospatial Foundation UK Chapter (OSGeo UK)
ICA Commission on Open Source Geospatial Technologies (ICA ACI)
Association of Geographic Information Laboratories for Europe (AGILE)
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
The Societal Impacts Committee of the GSDI Association will provide a free training opportunity for up to three candidates from Latin America to attend the ICLPST (International Center for Land Policy Studies and Training) training Seminar on Geographical Information Systems and Land Management in Taipei. The training seminar will begin on September 12, 2012 and conclude on September 25, 2012. Chinese Taipei is the sponsor of the training program that entrusts ICLPST to carry out the project.
More than 50 global geospatial experts got together in Amsterdam on 24th April 2012, including David Stevens representing UN-SPIDER, to discuss the “Future trends in geospatial information management: the five to ten year vision”.