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Mapping vulnerability in Africa to combat climate change and natural hazards

A new mapping tool that analyzes how climate change, natural hazards, conflict and aid intersect in Africa has been developed by the Climate Change and African Political Stability (CCAPS) program.

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Mon, 06/08/2012 - 17:28

UN-SPIDER co-organizes Capacity Building event in Sri Lanka

As a follow-up to a UN-SPIDER Technical Advisory Mission to Sri Lanka in October 2011, UN-SPIDER and the Disaster Management Centre of Sri Lanka are organizing a Capacity Building event from 14-17

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Tue, 24/07/2012 - 14:21

Understanding Risk Forum: Importance of satellite data stressed

The risk of natural disasters can be reduced by understanding our environment and the fundamental forces that shape it.

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Thu, 19/07/2012 - 16:26

Burkinabe Geographic Institute (IGB)

The Geographic Institute of Burkina Faso is a Public Establishment Administrative in charge of the design, implementation and monitoring of national policy mapping.

Afghanistan the First Country Mapped using Broad Scale Hyperspectral Data

For the first time, about 70 percent of a country has been mapped using an advanced remote sensing technique known as hyperspectral imaging.

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Wed, 18/07/2012 - 12:09

Crowdsourcing: Singapore Land Authority offers map-based tools

The Singapore Land Authority (SLA) recently launched “OneMap Crowd Sourcing Tools” to provide organisations with map facility to locate interactive activities and information.

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Mon, 16/07/2012 - 12:15

Nigeria: "Geographical mapping key to disaster management"

At the 47th Annual General Meeting of the Institution of Surveyors in Ilorin, Nigeria, Nigeria's Vice President, Muhammad Namadi Sambo said the Nigerian federal government would do everything possi

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Fri, 13/07/2012 - 09:46

MapAction responds to floods in Paraguay

A MapAction team is responding to widespread and repeated flooding in western Paraguay attached to a United Nations’ assistance group. The worst floods for more than a decade began in April.

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Fri, 06/07/2012 - 08:49

International Red Cross: GIS increasingly important in humanitarian mapping

Geographic information systems (GIS) become increasingly important to international humanitarian organizations such as the International Red Cross (ICRC), as René Saameli, the ICRC's GIS coordinato

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Thu, 12/04/2012 - 08:51

Second UN-SPIDER International Expert Meeting: Crowdsource Mapping for Preparedness and Emergency Response

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Fri, 28/10/2011
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Palais des Nations
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The United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs


with the support and collaboration of Secure World Foundation (SWF)

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