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Humanitarian Open Street Map Team launches Tasking Manager V2

A map of Cameroon with the new version of Tasking Manager

In mid-July 2014, the Humanitarian Open Street Map team (HOT) launched a new Version 2 update to their Tasking Manager

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Tue, 22/07/2014 - 10:44
latitude: 
40.791
longitude: 
-73.5206

Crowdsource Mapping: HOT reboots OpenAerialMap project

Visualization of the OpenAerialMap concept

In 2007, the crowdsource mapping community OpenStreetMap launched a project called "OpenAerialMap" (OAM).

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Wed, 09/07/2014 - 10:35

DLR Radar Satellites trace Settlement Patterns

The vertical structures of building reflect the satellite radar signals

Scientists at the German Aerospace Center (DLR) recently developed a satellite-based map of human settlements, with a precision currently unparalleled by other global surveys.

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Tue, 08/07/2014 - 14:33
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48.0863
longitude: 
11.2797

UNISDR calls for nominations for the Sasakawa Award for Disaster Risk Reduction

Last year's Sasakawa Award was shared between two winners

The United Nations International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (UNISDR) announced that nominations for the 2015 United Nations Sasakawa Award for Disaster Risk Reduction now open.

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Wed, 25/06/2014 - 10:33

ESA: Using satellites to monitor travel hazards

Satellite data reveals small geological movements

Natural hazards such as subsidence, rockfalls and landslides can greatly affect safe travelling.

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Wed, 25/06/2014 - 10:11

New service provides satellite-based Wi-Fi connection outside coverage

Reliable communication is especially important in disasters

The satellite provider Globalstar has announced a new service called "Sat-Fi".

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Wed, 25/06/2014 - 09:37

UN-SPIDER organizes pre-event to AMCDRR

The pre-conference event highlighted the usefulness of space technologies

UN-SPIDER and World Bank's Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery (GFDRR) successfully organized a pre-conference event of the 6th Asian Ministerial Conference on Disaster Risk Red

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Mon, 23/06/2014 - 09:33
latitude: 
13.7367
longitude: 
100.523

OGC collaborates with EU Joint Research Centre on standardisation

The Open Geospatial Consortium develops geospatial and location standards for a

The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) and the European Commission's Joint Research Centre (JRC) formalised their collaboration by signing a collaboration agreement to enhance the development and use

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Fri, 20/06/2014 - 16:30

UN-Space: 34th UN Interagency Meeting on Outer Space Activities

The meeting included an open session for Member States and stakeholders

On 13 and 14 May 2014, United Nations agencies convened in New York for the 34th Interagency Meeting on Outer Space Activities (UN-Space).

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Wed, 21/05/2014 - 10:10
latitude: 
40.749
longitude: 
-73.9677

UN-SPIDER speaks at International Peace Institute Seminar

UN-SPIDER Programme Coordinator Luc St-Pierre

On 13 and 14 May 2014, the International Peace Institute in Vienna organized the seminar "War and Peace in a Digital Age".

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Thu, 15/05/2014 - 09:17
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48.2117
longitude: 
16.3654