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Relief efforts in Philippines: satellite data used for crowdsource mapping

Relief workers continue struggling to reach some of the most devastated regions

More than 900 volunteers are helping in the recovery efforts in Philippines by collaborating on online maps, through the OpenStreetMap network.

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Publishing Date: 
Wed, 27/11/2013 - 10:02
latitude: 
12.059
longitude: 
123.876

NASA's Aqua satellite sees Super Typhoon Haiyan from Space

Super Typhoon Haiyan over the Philippines on 8 November 2013

The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA’s Aqua satellite acquired am image of Super Typhoon Haiyan over the Philippines on 8 November 2013.

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Publishing Date: 
Mon, 11/11/2013 - 08:35
latitude: 
11.25
longitude: 
125.003

Philippines: Launch of open government data portal

Fires in the Philippines, seen from Space by NASA's Terra satellite.

On 27 November 2013, the Philippine government will launch their new open government data portal: data.gov.ph, as abs-cbnnews reported.

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Thu, 31/10/2013 - 09:06
latitude: 
14.5995
longitude: 
120.984

Philippines: Interactive earthquake map of Bohol

The Earthquake information on the interactive map is based on USGS data.

The GIS software provider Esri published an interactive earthquake map of Bohol and Cebu, Philippines, to h

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Publishing Date: 
Mon, 21/10/2013 - 09:11
latitude: 
9.84999
longitude: 
124.144

Philippines produces 3D hazard map for floods

View of a 3D map of flood-prone Cagayan de Oro

In the context of its climate change adaptation efforts, the Philippine government has begun producing 3D flood hazard maps to help make better planning decisions about flood risks, as trust.org re

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Publishing Date: 
Thu, 26/09/2013 - 10:20
latitude: 
8.45424
longitude: 
124.632

UNOCHA: Philippines increasingly using technologies for disasters

The Philippines is increasingly relying on technology in its preparedness and re

“Along with other countries in the region, the Philippines is increasingly relying on technology in its preparedness and response as a key programmatic tool in reducing the impact of disaster

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Fri, 06/09/2013 - 08:45
latitude: 
5.55572
longitude: 
-0.196306

Philippine Conference stresses importance of GIS for disaster risk reduction

The recently- conducted GIS 8 Network 6th Conference and 14th Regional Assembly underscored the benefits of optimizing the use of geospatial information in support to disaster risk reduction and ma

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Tue, 27/11/2012 - 08:38

Philippines - Expert Mission

Dates: 
Fri, 09/07/2010
Advisory Mission Facts
Main Hazards: 
Flood
Main Hazards: 
Severe Storm
Mission details
<p>The Philippines, like other countries in the Pacific Rim, are exposed to a variety of hazards including floods, storm surges and strong winds associated with tropical cyclones, earthquakes, volcanic eruptions and landslides. The severity of tropical storm Ketsana prompted the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) to request technical support from UN-SPIDER and the activation of the International Charter: Space and Major Disasters.</p>
Host Institution: 
National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council
Mission Expert: 
Shirish Ravan, UN-SPIDER
Mission Profile: 
<p>On 9 July 2010, UN-SPIDER conducted an expert mission to the Philippines to conduct meetings with the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council and other government agencies. The mission included a meeting with government agencies that are members of the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) including the Office of Civil Defense, PAGASA, the National Mapping and Resource Information Authority (NAMRIA), the Mines Bureau and the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (PHIVOLCS).</p>
Mission Outcome: 
<p>The mission allowed UN-SPIDER to establish closer links with its National Focal Point NRRMC and with other government agencies within the Philippines. The mission allowed these agencies to become aware of the mission of UN-SPIDER, the type of Technical Advisory Support that it can provide to the Philippines and on the usefulness of space-based information in case of disaster-risk reduction and emergency response. The meeting allowed participants to discuss the usefulness of space-based information during the 2009 typhoon season (Ketsana, Parma, Lupit and Mirinae), potential applications in the upcoming typhoon season as well as lessons learned, and existing mechanisms such as the International Charter: Space and Major Disasters and Sentinel Asia that have been established by the space community to support countries facing the impacts of major disasters. The mission also allowed UN-SPIDER to become aware of on-going efforts in the Philippines in the areas of disaster-risk reduction and emergency response.</p>

Crowdsourcing community responds to Philippine floods

Google's Crisis Response Team launched a resource page for the emergency management of floods in Manila, Philippines.

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Fri, 10/08/2012 - 08:58

Philippines

National Disaster Coordinating Council (NDCC)

Contact Person
Mr Glenn J. Rabonza
Tel: +632 911-5061 to 64 ext. 10
Email: dopcen@ndcc.gov.ph

latitude: 
16.5951
longitude: 
120.313