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Data Application of the Month

Satellite-derived data which is relevant for disaster risk reduction and emergency response is available in a large variety of ways and is being offered by many different providers.

Data application of the month: Mapping land cover

GLC-SHARE: Global land cover map based on data from multiple sources launched in

What are land cover maps used for?

Land cover information is important for many applications like flood modeling, observation of agricultural drought, climate change modeling, and monitorin

Data application of the month: Measuring soil moisture

Soil moisture seasonality

What is soil moisture data used for?

Soil moisture is closely linked to two meteorological hazards: floods and droughts.

Dataset of the month: USGS's Hazards Data Distribution System (HDDS)

HDDS Explorer (USGS)

In case of a disaster, immediate access to relevant information can save lifes. Satellite imagery provides an invaluable source of information.

United Nations International Conference on Space-based Technologies for Disaster Risk Management "Best Practices for Risk Reduction and Rapid Response Mapping"

Hora y duración
Información básica
22/11/2011 - 25/11/2011
Zhongmin Plaza, 7, Baiguang Road, Xicheng District
Organizadores del evento: 

United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs and the Ministry of Civil Affairs of the People's Republic of China

Idioma del evento: 



GIST Data Sets Vietnam

GIST is currently processing the 44 200K Russian topographic sheets covering the area affected by Typhoon Ketsana and will publish them next week.

GIST Data Sets Philippines

Last update: 13/11/2013