Report launch: The Value of Geo-Information for Disaster and Risk Management (VALID)

On 3 September 2013, UNOOSA/UN-SPIDER presented a new report which shows the economic, humanitarian and organizational benefits of applying geoinformation to disaster management.


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Publication launch: Geoinformation for disaster risk management

Publishing Date: 

Tue, 03/09/2013 - 14:49


Tue, 09/03/2013

UN-SPIDER news: 


The Value of Geoinformation for Disaster and Risk Management (VALID)

User Appraisal of "Top Ten" Geo-Information Products

VALID - The Value of Geo-Information for Disaster and Risk Management


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VALID Case Study: Namibia


Assessing the economic value of applying geospatial information in Disaster and Risk Management is an essential topic in the VALID project. The crucial issue is to determine, in monetary figures, what difference is made by utilizing specific geoinformation products in specific Disaster Risk Management situations.

Southern Namibia seen from space by Envisat.

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VALID Stakeholder Assessment Part I: Results and Follow-on

A web-based poll was carried out on the UN-SPIDER Knowledge Portal, where all stakeholders were given the opportunity to identify the 10 most important geodata products on a longlist containing 51 items, such as



The UN-SPIDER programme aims at providing universal access to all countries and all relevant international and regional organizations to all types of space-based information and services relevant to


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February 2012 Updates

Issue Date: 

Mon, 05/03/2012


UPDATE September 2011


In the follow-on of the VALID Round Table in May 2011 at the seventh International Symposium on Geo-information for Disaster Management (Gi4DM) in Antalya, the project has gained considerable scientific support.

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Methodical Approach


1. Background and Objective

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September 2011


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