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USGS: Launch of 3D Elevation Program

Image showing the accurate flood information provided by 3DEP's maps

The US Geological Survey (USGS), along with other government agencies and the private sector, recently launched the 3D Elevation Program (3DEP), composed on current and accurate three-dimensional m

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Publishing Date: 
Thu, 28/08/2014 - 14:11
latitude: 
37.4565
longitude: 
-122.171

New app connects local disaster response resources with open data

DAAD Application allows to share resources and request assistance.

The US company Appallicious released on 29 July 2014 the Disaster Assessment and Assistance Dashboard (DAAD), a new cloud-based app that can organize

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Thu, 31/07/2014 - 11:47
latitude: 
38.8859
longitude: 
-77.0188

Landsat 8: Increased acquisition rates with up to 700 scenes per day

Granite outcrops in Yosemite National Park captured by Landsat 8 on April 2014

The United States Earth Observation satellite Landsat 8 has recently seen a high increase in acquisition rates.

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Tue, 29/07/2014 - 15:01
latitude: 
44.3007
longitude: 
-69.7693

NASA satellites captures wildfires in USA and Canada

The image captured by MODIS shows dozens of wildfires in Canada

The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA’s Aqua satellite captured dozens of wildfires in Canada and the northwestern United States.

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Tue, 22/07/2014 - 16:29
latitude: 
50.014
longitude: 
-118.892

Report: Natural hazards in the USA in 2013

Satellite picture of the wild fire and Yosemite National Park.

A report released by CoreLogic, a US private analysis company, is offering a summary of the most si

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Mon, 06/01/2014 - 11:35
latitude: 
38.9072
longitude: 
-77.0365

US National Drought Mitigation Center

The National Drought Mitigation Center (NDMC) helps people and institutions develop and implement measures to reduce societal vulnerability to drought, stressing preparedness and risk management ra

latitude: 
40.8288
longitude: 
-96.6717

GNSS: UK drops efforts to patent satellite signals

The United States and United Kingdom announced on January 17, 2013 that the British government would end efforts to obtain patent or intellectual property (IP) rights related to GPS,

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Fri, 18/01/2013 - 13:36
latitude: 
51.5073
longitude: 
-0.127683

NASA satellites show "hot towers" of Hurricane Isaac

Two hours before Hurricane Isaac made landfall on 28 August 2012, a satellite orbiting hundreds of miles above the storm used a radar instrument to map its inner structure.

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Mon, 17/09/2012 - 11:10

International Charter activated for floods in USA

Hurricane Isaac at Night

On 31 August 2012, the United States Geological Survey (USGS) activated the International Charter: Space and Major Disasters on behalf of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).

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Tue, 04/09/2012 - 08:42

USA: Social media as a disaster management tool

 When a series of storms and twisters hit at least 10 states in the USA at the end of February, many victims used social media channels to report their status or those of neighbors and friends

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Mon, 19/03/2012 - 08:18