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

USGS releases new national seismic maps

Seismic Hazard Map of the US released in 2014 by USGS

On 17 July 2014, USGS released several Updated National Seismic Hazard Maps, accompanied w

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Publishing Date: 
Mon, 28/07/2014 - 12:01
latitude: 
40.5591
longitude: 
-105.083

UN-SPIDER participates in IWG-SEM meeting

The Working Group discusses international harmonization

UN-SPIDER, together with representatives of the German Aerospace Center (DLR), the European Commission (EC), SERTIT, ITHACA and the US Geological Survey (USGS), participated in a meeting of the Int

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Publishing Date: 
Tue, 17/06/2014 - 11:53
latitude: 
48.0583
longitude: 
11.2371

RCMRD: East African Global Land Cover Workshop

Vegetation map of Eastern Africa during the severe drought of 2011

UN-SPIDER's Regional Support Office in Kenya, the Regional Centre for Mapping of Resources for Development (RCMRD), hosted the East African Global Land Cover Workshop from 10 to 14 March 2014.

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Publishing Date: 
Mon, 24/03/2014 - 10:44
latitude: 
-1.29207
longitude: 
36.8219

Dominican Republic: CONAE strengthens technical capacities of EIGEO

Members of EIGEO during the training course

UN-SPIDER's Regional Support Office, the Argentinean Space Agency CONAE, is providing a two-phase technical training course to the inter-institutional working group EIGEO in the Dominican Repub

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Publishing Date: 
Wed, 12/03/2014 - 14:22
latitude: 
7.55038
longitude: 
103.484

Study: High risk for Earthquake and Tsunami in Caribbean

The shaking hazard from the scenario earthquake is limited to Guadeloupe.

USGS and French researchers studying the plate boundary in the Lesser Antilles region—the area where 20 of the 26 Caribbean islands are located—estimate that enough unreleased strain ma

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Publishing Date: 
Thu, 26/12/2013 - 08:33
latitude: 
16.152
longitude: 
-61.5136

Oman: International Charter activated due to flood

One person has been reported killed in the flooding

Due to floods on Oman, USGS on behalf of National Civil Defense and Ambulance General Authority of Oman requested the activation of the International Charter Space and Major Disasters for 22 Novemb

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Publishing Date: 
Mon, 25/11/2013 - 12:50
latitude: 
21.5126
longitude: 
55.9233

Philippines: Interactive earthquake map of Bohol

The Earthquake information on the interactive map is based on USGS data.

The GIS software provider Esri published an interactive earthquake map of Bohol and Cebu, Philippines, to h

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Publishing Date: 
Mon, 21/10/2013 - 09:11
latitude: 
9.84999
longitude: 
124.144

USGS topographic data now available on mobile devices

USGS TNM Topographic Data viewed on a mobile device

Users of Android and iPhone mobile devices can now access USGS digital topographic maps on the go. Using GPS, they can zoom in on their precise location allowing for precise navigation.

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Publishing Date: 
Fri, 10/05/2013 - 07:24
latitude: 
38.9502
longitude: 
-77.3672

USGS: End of Mission for Landsat 5

On 21 December 2012, the U.S.

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Publishing Date: 
Thu, 10/01/2013 - 08:51
latitude: 
38.9472
longitude: 
-77.3675