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South Korea develops new GIS-based weather model to forecast disasters

More than 70,000 people were killed by natural disasters annually

Recognizing how important it is to find innovative solutions to save lives and reduce economic losses, researchers from the High Impact Weather Research Centre (HIWRC) at South Korea’s Gangneung-Wo

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Publishing Date: 
Fri, 15/11/2013 - 15:42
latitude: 
37.7519
longitude: 
128.876

Center for Spatial Information Science and Systems/ George Mason University (CSISS-GMU)

The Center for Spatial Information Science and Systems (CSISS) is an interdisciplinary research center chartered by the provost and affiliated with the College of Science at George Mason University

latitude: 
38.8322
longitude: 
-77.308

Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research - Consortium for Spatial Information (CGIAR-CSI)

The CGIAR is a global partnership of research organizations dedicated to reducing poverty and hunger, improving human health and nutrition, and enhancing ecosystem resilience through agricultural r

latitude: 
38.8972
longitude: 
-77.0413

Mozambique: UN-SPIDER/UNDP organize Workshop on Disaster Mapping

Participants of the UN-SPIDER training course "Disaster Mapping"

From 4 to 8 November 2013, eight organizations in Mozambique were trained on “Disaster mapping using space technology”.

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Publishing Date: 
Fri, 08/11/2013 - 10:26
latitude: 
-25.9667
longitude: 
32.5833

Remote Sensing: Global market to rise to 12 billion USD by 2019

The study forecasts the global Remote Sensing market

A new study by BBC Research LLC, has found that the global market for remote sensing technologies will continuously grow and should reach $12.1 billion by 2019, as Spar Point Group reported.

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Publishing Date: 
Thu, 07/11/2013 - 10:20

India - Regional Training Course

This training course was conducted as a follow-up action to the Technical Advisory Missions which were carried out by UN-SPIDER in Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and Myanmar.

Date: 
09/04/2012 - 04/05/2012
Title of Training: 
Space technology for disaster risk management and emergency response
Trainers: 
The Indian Institute of Remote Sensing of ISRO, UN-SPIDER, UNESCAP and UNU.
Target Group: 
A total of 27 participants from 17 countries were participating in the course.
Training Profile: 
The overall objective of this international training course was to strengthen the capacity of participants in understanding how space-based information, services and solutions can be used to reduce disaster risks and losses. The participants were exposed to relevant space-based geoinformation (remote sensing, GIS, satellite positioning systems) and communication technologies and their synergies with modeling techniques that can be used in different phases of disaster risk reduction (DRR) for a variety of hazards. The course consisted of five modules including an overview of disaster risk reduction, an overview of space technologies for disaster risk reduction, the application of space technologies to this context and a short project.
latitude: 
30.3395
longitude: 
78.0488

Multispectral Image Analysis on the Cloud (Mort Canty)

Software type: 
Web processing (cloud computing)
Vector/Raster: 
Raster
Optical data or radar data format: 
Optical
Optical data or radar data format: 
Radar
Scope: 
Image processing
Accessibility: 
Online
Requirements: 

The largest image the App can conveniently handle just now is equivalent to a 2000x2000-pixel, 6-band Landsat TM scene. Need to sign up.

Graphical User Interface: 
Yes
Costs: 
Free
Comment: 
This web application is provided in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.

USGS FEWS NET Data Portal

Software type: 
Database/Library
Accessibility: 
Online
Costs: 
Free
Comment: 
Data download
Computer System: 
Online
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Diva GIS (Robert J. Hijmans)

Software type: 
Desktop GIS
Vector/Raster: 
Vector
Vector/Raster: 
Raster
Optical data or radar data format: 
Optical
Optical data or radar data format: 
Radar
Scope: 
Image processing
Scope: 
Modelling
Scope: 
Visualisation
Accessibility: 
Install only
Graphical User Interface: 
Yes
Costs: 
Free
Comment: 
user friendly
Computer System: 
Windows
Computer System: 
MacOSX
Latest release (year): 
2012
File types: 
bmp
File types: 
dbf
File types: 
jpeg
File types: 
shp
File types: 
tiff
Screenshot: 

ArcGIS Desktop (esri)

Software type: 
Desktop GIS
Vector/Raster: 
Vector
Vector/Raster: 
Raster
Optical data or radar data format: 
Optical
Optical data or radar data format: 
Radar
Scope: 
Image processing
Scope: 
Modelling
Scope: 
Visualisation
Accessibility: 
Install only
Graphical User Interface: 
Yes
Costs: 
Free to try
Costs (USD): 
$500.00
Comment: 
broad, user friendly
Computer System: 
Windows
Latest release (year): 
2013
File types: 
asc
File types: 
dgn
File types: 
dwg
File types: 
dxf
File types: 
GeoTIFF
File types: 
hdf
File types: 
img
File types: 
jpeg
File types: 
shp
File types: 
tiff
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