evacuation

INCOIS to come out with 3D GIS maps to mitigate tsunami effects

The INCOIS team is mapping the coastal and inland areas of Puducherry town (Image: NASA)

The Indian National Centre for Ocean Information Services (INCOIS) is working on the creation of 3D Geographic Information System (GIS) maps to ease the evacuation of people from vulnerable areas at risk of tsunami or other natural

English

Publishing Date: 

Tue, 07/07/2015 - 15:26

Country/Region: 

latitude: 

12

longitude: 

80
Tue, 07/07/2015

UN-SPIDER news: 

0

Japan: Full scale disaster management system with Quasi-Zenith Satellites

The orbit of the Quasi-Zenith Satellite above Japan

The Japanese national newspaper Yomiuri Shimbun reported on 22 July 2014 that a full-scale operation of Quasi-Zenith satellites is projected to start in 2018, after that a first one, Michibiki, was launched in September 2010.

English

Publishing Date: 

Tue, 29/07/2014 - 11:31

Country/Region: 

latitude: 

36

longitude: 

138
Tue, 07/29/2014

UN-SPIDER news: 

0

Typhoon Rammasun: International Charter activated for China and Viet Nam

Satellite view of Typhoon Rammasun while passing over China on 17 July 2014

On 18 and 19 July 2014, the International Charter: Space and Major Disasters was activated twice in order to provide satellite-based maps on the impact of Typhoon Rammasun in the Chinese province of Hainan and

English

Publishing Date: 

Wed, 23/07/2014 - 11:34

Country/Region: 

latitude: 

20

longitude: 

110
Wed, 07/23/2014

UN-SPIDER news: 

0

The Philippines: Government to complete flood hazard mapping in 2016

satellite image of floods in the Philippines

The Department of Science and Technology (DOST) in the Philippines wants to finish up the mapping process of all flood prone zones in the country by 2016.

English

Publishing Date: 

Fri, 28/03/2014 - 10:16

latitude: 

13

longitude: 

122
Fri, 03/28/2014

Indonesia: Satellite sees ash plume from Sinabung

natural-color image of an ash plume from Sinabung on January 16, 2014

The Sinabung volcano was seen as non-active, with no historical records of eruptions, until 2010. A brief eruption back then caused the evacuation of about 30,000 nearby residents and other eruptions have followed since.

English

Country/Region: 

Publishing Date: 

Thu, 23/01/2014 - 14:51

latitude: 

43

longitude: 

6
Thu, 01/23/2014

Australia: New South Wales launches GIS Emergency Response System

NASA's Terra satellite image of flooded communities in Australia

New South Wales State Emergency Services (NSW SES) launched a new mapping system to help emergency responders coordinate better rescue operations. It allows volunteers on the ground to instantly share real-time information.

English

Country/Region: 

Publishing Date: 

Thu, 09/01/2014 - 10:28

latitude: 

-31

longitude: 

147
Thu, 01/09/2014

India: disaster planning and early warning saved lives

Crucial role that early warning actions and effective preparation activities

In mid-October, effective

English

Country/Region: 

Publishing Date: 

Tue, 26/11/2013 - 08:45

latitude: 

21

longitude: 

85
Tue, 11/26/2013
Zircon - This is a contributing Drupal Theme
Design by WeebPal.