Mapping

Understanding Risk Forum: Importance of satellite data stressed

The risk of natural disasters can be reduced by understanding our environment and the fundamental forces that shape it. Earth-observing satellites can provide vital information to mitigate and prepare for disasters.

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Thu, 19/07/2012 - 16:26
Thu, 07/19/2012

Burkinabe Geographic Institute (IGB)

The Geographic Institute of Burkina Faso is a Public Establishment Administrative in charge of the design, implementation and monitoring of national policy mapping. In July 1974, a meeting organised by the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) was held in Cairo. Following this meeting it was recommended to the African countries to work towards the establishment of a base map scaled 1/50000. IGB works to achieve this goal and other purposes, such as the delimitation of its frontiers.

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Afghanistan the First Country Mapped using Broad Scale Hyperspectral Data

For the first time, about 70 percent of a country has been mapped using an advanced remote sensing technique known as hyperspectral imaging. In order to assist Afghanistan in understanding their abundant natural resources, in particular the development of an economically viable minerals market, the U.S.

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Wed, 18/07/2012 - 12:09

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Wed, 07/18/2012

Crowdsourcing: Singapore Land Authority offers map-based tools

The Singapore Land Authority (SLA) recently launched “OneMap Crowd Sourcing Tools” to provide organisations with map facility to locate interactive activities and information. OneMap Crowd Sourcing Tools is a beta set of map-based tools that community, and organisations or Non-Governmental Organisations can use to facilitate crowd sourcing and create a function on their websites where OneMap will serve a map for users to tag the locations of crowd-sourced information.

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Mon, 16/07/2012 - 12:15

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Mon, 07/16/2012

Nigeria: "Geographical mapping key to disaster management"

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

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Fri, 13/07/2012 - 09:46
Fri, 07/13/2012

MapAction responds to floods in Paraguay

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

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Fri, 06/07/2012 - 08:49

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Fri, 07/06/2012

International Red Cross: GIS increasingly important in humanitarian mapping

Geographic information systems (GIS) become increasingly important to international humanitarian organizations such as the International Red Cross (ICRC), as René Saameli, the ICRC's GIS coordinator, explained in a recent interview. GIS becomes especially useful when operating in the aftermath of a natural

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Thu, 12/04/2012 - 08:51
Thu, 04/12/2012

Second UN-SPIDER International Expert Meeting: Crowdsource Mapping for Preparedness and Emergency Response

This is event is available for participation on an ongoing basis
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Second UN-SPIDER International Expert Meeting:

Date: 

16/11/2011

Registration Deadline: 

Fri, 28/10/2011

Venue: 

Palais des Nations

Venue City: 

Geneva

Event Organisers: 

The United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs

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with the support and collaboration of Secure World Foundation (SWF)

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Crowdsource Mapping for Preparedness and Emergency Response

This is event is available for participation on an ongoing basis
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48

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Date: 

05/07/2011 to 06/07/2011

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Vienna

Venue: 

Vienna International Centre

Event Organisers: 

The United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs

with the support and cooperation of the Government of Austria and Secure World Foundation

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RIT researchers help map tsunami and earthquake damage in Japan

Japan needs maps. Not just any kind—detailed informational maps georegistered with latitude and longitude and annotated with simple, self-evident details: this bridge is out, this port is damaged, this farm field is scoured; this one is verdant.

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Tue, 29/03/2011 - 10:32

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