The Value of Geoinformation for Disaster and Risk Management (VALID)

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The VALID report is a follow-up publication to the Joint Board of Geospatial Information Societies (JBGIS) and UNOOSA/UN-SPIDER published ‘Geoinformation for Disaster and Risk Management – Examples and Best Practices’, a compilation of case studies that provides information on what can be done with geoinformation in support of disaster and risk management – methods, systems, applications, experiences. It analyses cases and offers an expert stakeholder assessment.

On 3 September 2013, the report was launched by UNOOSA at the Vienna International Centre.

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Issue Date: 

Tuesday, September 3, 2013


Congratulations on this very informative document.  I do have one comment.

Table 4.4.4 summary of major satellite systems (page 71) contains a number of errors.  Landsat 8 was launched in February 2013 and the data are now freely available from the USGS at  Also, Landsat 5 (decommissioned) and Landsats 7 and 8 are "owned" or operated by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) per agreement with NASA and all Landsat data has been available for no charge from the USGS since 2008.

Dear Bruce,

Thank you for your feedback, we will pass it on to the authors!

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