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China’s Earthquake Administration and National Administration of Surveying, Mapping and Geo-information sign agreement on data sharing

China's capabilities in earthquake prevention and relief will be strengthened by national data exchange (Image: flickr).
On November 18, the China Earthquake Administration (CEA) and the National Surveying, Mapping and Geo-information Administration signed an agreement on
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Fri, 20/11/2015 - 10:36

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Copernicus Emergency Management Service activated for Hurricane Patricia in Mexico

Puerto De Manzanillo: Grading Map (Source: Copernicus Emergency Manage Service)

The Copernicus Emergency Management Service was activated by the European Commission Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection on October 23, because of Hurricane Patricia. This is the strongest hurricane ever that hit the eastern north Pacific region.

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Tue, 27/10/2015 - 11:37

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Local knowledge as a key element of disaster risk management and the management of floods

Investments in risk reduction can reduce the risk of flash floods (Image: USGS).

On October 07, the head of the UN Office for

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ESRI maps for monitoring wildfires in Western US

Wildfires blazing in North California (Image: NASA)

ESRI has developed two interactive maps for wildfire monitoring in the Western coast of the United States, which can be shared and embedded into the end users' websites: the Wildfire Public Information Map and the 2015 California Wildfire Activity Map.

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Fri, 07/08/2015 - 12:09

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SituMap: new mapping app to enhance emergency response

SituMap, created at Texas A&M-Corpus Christi, will enhance emergency response (Image: NASA)

The company of recent creation CartoFusion Technologies has developed a mapping application called SituMap that allows first responders to effectively detect an emergency situation.

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Tue, 14/07/2015 - 15:04

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Agreement between British Geological Survey and Bluesky

Great Britain and Ireland satellite picture (Image: ESA)

The British Geological Survey (BGS) and Bluesky mapping company have reached an agreement so that a set of BGS's map layers will be available for purchase on Bluesky’s website. These geological and geohazard maps will include eight layers with high resolution aerial images, detailed elevation models and Ordnance Survey mapping.

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Thu, 02/07/2015 - 15:34

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State of the Map US 2015

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The meeting is bringing together the diverse world of OpenStreetMap at a symbolic venue for three days of talks, workshops, and discussions around the project.

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06/06/2015 to 08/06/2015

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New York

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Great Wolf Lodge

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Open Street Map

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Volunteers mapped Nepal’s Earthquake within 48 hours

Dharahara tower in Kathmandu before and after the earthquake (Image: DigitalGlobe)

The same day a 7.8 magnitude earthquake hit Nepal, digital volunteers from all over the world began to map the affected areas. Based on data and satellite imagery the created maps help first responders, before they even hit the ground, on search, rescue and relief operations.

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Thu, 07/05/2015 - 11:12

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2015 Geospatial Summit

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The summit will help to find out more about the planned retirement of the North American Datum of 1983 (NAD 83) and the North American Vertical Datum of 1988 (NAVD 88), how this will impact the mapping work, and what tools are planned to ease the transition to new, more accurate datums.

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13/04/2015 to 16/04/2015

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Hilton Hotel in Crystal City

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Arlington

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NOAA's National Geodetic Survey (NGS) and National Society of Professional Surveyors

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 Management Association for Private Photogrammetric Surveyors (MAPPS)

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Rwanda implements the first Land Use Mapping Portal in Africa

Rwanda satellite map (Image: NASA)

Rwandans can now easily access land-use plans and other spatial data through the National Land Use Planning Portal (NLUPP).

The portal, the first of its kind in Africa, has been established on Esri's ArcGIS platform by the Rwanda Natural Resources Authority with the financial support of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID).

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Tue, 10/03/2015 - 12:20

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