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New on the Knowledge Portal: Links and Resources

It is UN-SPIDER’s mandate to enable all countries to access and use space-based information for disaster management and disaster risk reduction.

Publishing Information
Publishing Date: 
Wed, 12/02/2014 - 14:12

SPIRITS (JRC)

Software type: 
Desktop image processing (remote sensing software - raster data)
Vector/Raster: 
Raster
Optical data or radar data format: 
Optical
Scope: 
Image processing
Accessibility: 
Install only
Requirements: 
SPIRITS requires a Java virtual machine (JVM) to run. End user licence agreement: http://spirits.jrc.ec.europa.eu/files/EULA_spirits.pdf
Graphical User Interface: 
Yes
Costs: 
Free
Computer System: 
Windows
Latest release (year): 
2013
File types: 
ENVI
File types: 
ENVI .hdr Labelled ESRI .hdr Labelled Generic Binary (.hdr Labelled)
File types: 
ENVI HDR Labelled Raster
File types: 
IMAGINE img
File types: 
IMG
Screenshot: 
Hazard: 
Drought

IGAC: New Satellite image processing system

MODIS image caught by NASA's Terra satellite shows floods in Colombia

The UN-SPIDER Regional Support Office in Colombia, Instituto Geografico Agustin

Publishing Information
Publishing Date: 
Thu, 30/01/2014 - 11:47
latitude: 
4.57087
longitude: 
-74.2973

Links and Resources

An effective use of space-based information in all phases of the disaster management cycle requires access to data and tools as well as knowledge of methods.

ArcGIS Desktop (esri)

Software type: 
Desktop GIS
Vector/Raster: 
Vector
Vector/Raster: 
Raster
Optical data or radar data format: 
Optical
Optical data or radar data format: 
Radar
Scope: 
Image processing
Scope: 
Modelling
Scope: 
Visualisation
Accessibility: 
Install only
Graphical User Interface: 
Yes
Costs: 
Free to try
Costs (USD): 
$500.00
Comment: 
broad, user friendly
Computer System: 
Windows
Latest release (year): 
2013
File types: 
ASCII
File types: 
DGN
File types: 
DWG
File types: 
DXF
File types: 
GeoTIFF
File types: 
HDF
File types: 
IMG
File types: 
Jpeg
File types: 
shp
File types: 
TIFF
Screenshot: 

ArcGIS Explorer Desktop (esri)

Software type: 
Desktop GIS
Vector/Raster: 
Vector
Vector/Raster: 
Raster
Optical data or radar data format: 
Optical
Optical data or radar data format: 
Radar
Scope: 
Image processing
Scope: 
Modelling
Scope: 
Visualisation
Accessibility: 
Install only
Graphical User Interface: 
Yes
Costs: 
Free
Comment: 
easily extendable, different languages available, user friendly, create presentations
Computer System: 
Windows
Latest release (year): 
2013
File types: 
BIL
File types: 
BIP
File types: 
bmp
File types: 
BSQ
File types: 
CIF
File types: 
DGN
File types: 
DWG
File types: 
DXF
File types: 
ERDAS *.GIS
File types: 
GeoTIFF
File types: 
Graphics Interchange Format (.gif)
File types: 
MrSID
File types: 
RAS
File types: 
RLC
File types: 
shp
File types: 
Sun
File types: 
TIFF
File types: 
VPF
Screenshot: 

ASTRIUM Sample Imagery (ASTRIUM)

Software type: 
Web processing (cloud computing)
Scope: 
Visualisation
Accessibility: 
Online
Graphical User Interface: 
Yes
Costs: 
Free
Computer System: 
Online
Latest release (year): 
2013
File types: 
ASCII
File types: 
GeoTIFF
File types: 
HDF
File types: 
shp
File types: 
TIFF
File types: 
WMS
File types: 
XML
Screenshot: 

BeeldBlad Web Mapping Service (NLR - GDSC)

Software type: 
Web GIS (display only)
Accessibility: 
Online
Costs: 
Free
Computer System: 
Online
File types: 
BigTIFF
File types: 
TIFF
File types: 
WFS
File types: 
WMS
Screenshot: 

ArcGIS Map Viewer (esri)

Software type: 
Web GIS (display only)
Vector/Raster: 
Vector
Vector/Raster: 
Raster
Optical data or radar data format: 
Optical
Scope: 
Visualisation
Accessibility: 
Online
Requirements: 
Sign up to save map
Graphical User Interface: 
Yes
Costs: 
Free
Comment: 
User friendly
Computer System: 
Online
Latest release (year): 
2013
File types: 
GeoTIFF
File types: 
HDF
File types: 
KML
File types: 
KMZ
File types: 
txt
File types: 
WFS
File types: 
wmf
File types: 
WMS
Screenshot: 

ArcGIS Online (esri)

Software type: 
Web GIS (display only)
Vector/Raster: 
Vector
Vector/Raster: 
Raster
Optical data or radar data format: 
Optical
Optical data or radar data format: 
Radar
Scope: 
Visualisation
Accessibility: 
Online
Requirements: 
Sign up
Graphical User Interface: 
Yes
Costs: 
Free
Comment: 
Interactive, share content
Computer System: 
Online
Latest release (year): 
2013
File types: 
ASCII
File types: 
BigTIFF
File types: 
DBF
File types: 
GeoTIFF
File types: 
shp
File types: 
TIFF
File types: 
WFS
File types: 
WMS
Screenshot: