Data Sources

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This database provides descriptions of a large variety of satellite imagery, elevation models, land use and land cover maps as well as near real-time data products for different hazard types. You can search the database by data type or hazard as well as by other relevant factors including costs, temporal or spatial coverage, satellite or file types.

When you select a specific country under "spatial coverage", please note that the system will retrieve datasets that are exclusively carrying information for that specific country (and no other country). This means that global datasets, which include information for a particular country of interest as well as for other countries, will not be displayed. As a result, it is recommended to start with a global search.

The results of each search are connected to other items on the UN-SPIDER Knowledge Portal, such as the database of GIS and remote sensing software and the descriptions of natural hazards.

To support Member States in identifying and accessing relevant space-based information, UN-SPIDER also creates booklets that provide an overview of data sources listed on these pages and of particular interest to the countries it is providing technical advisory support to. The following booklets are available:

- Tunisia

- Ethiopia

- Cameroon

Type: satellite data or aerial image
Costs: free
Format: export data, visualization of data (e.g. web GIS or real time monitoring), web processing/cloud computing
Publisher: United States Geological Survey (USGS)
Screenshot of Landsat 8 image
Type: satellite data or aerial image
Costs: free
Format: export data
Publisher: National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
Type: land use, land cover data
Costs: free with restrictions
Format: export map
Publisher: Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL)
Screenshot of Landslide Hazard Assessment (NASA-TRMM)
Type: hazard specific data
Costs: free
Hazard: Mass Movement
Publisher: National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
Type: hazard specific data
Costs: free
Hazard: Insect Infestation
Format: export map
Publisher: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)
Type: hazard specific data
Costs: free
Hazard: Insect Infestation
Format: export data, export map, visualization of data (e.g. web GIS or real time monitoring)
Publisher: International Research Institute for Climate and Society (IRI)
Type: hazard specific data
Costs: free
Publisher: Instituto Tecnológico del Salmón (INTESAL)
Type: baseline data, elevation, land use, land cover data, satellite data or aerial image
Costs: paid
Hazard: Drought, Earthquake, Extreme Temperature, Flood, Forest Fire, Mass Movement, Pollution, Severe Storm, Tsunami
Format: export data, export map
Publisher: MapMart - Global Mapping Solutions
Type: baseline data, elevation, satellite data or aerial image
Costs: free
Format: export data
Publisher: Airbus Defence & Space, European Space Agency (ESA)
Type: elevation, hazard specific data
Costs: free
Hazard: Flood
Format: export data
Publisher: The University of Tokyo
Type: land use, land cover data
Costs: free
Hazard: Hydrological, Flood
Format: export data, visualization of data (e.g. web GIS or real time monitoring)
Publisher: The University of Tokyo
Screenshot of MI-SAFE
Type: baseline data, elevation, hazard specific data, satellite data or aerial image
Costs: free
Hazard: Flood
Format: export data, export map, statistical data (e.g. graphs), visualization of data (e.g. web GIS or real time monitoring)
Publisher: Foreshore Assessment using Space Technology (FAST)
Type: hazard specific data
Costs: free
Hazard: Drought, Flood, Forest Fire, Mass Movement
Format: export data, visualization of data (e.g. web GIS or real time monitoring)
Publisher: United States Geological Survey (USGS)
Type: hazard specific data
Costs: free
Hazard: Volcanic Eruption
Format: visualization of data (e.g. web GIS or real time monitoring)
Publisher: National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
Screenshot of MODIS
Type: baseline data, hazard specific data, land use, land cover data, satellite data or aerial image
Costs: free
Hazard: Insect Infestation, Forest Fire, Drought, Volcanic Eruption, Earthquake, Mass Movement, Tsunami, Flood, Pollution
Format: export data, export map, visualization of data (e.g. web GIS or real time monitoring)
Publisher: Earth Observing System Data and Information System (EOSDIS), NASA Goddard Earth Sciences (GES)
Type: land use, land cover data
Costs: free
Format: export data
Publisher: Nelson Institute, Center for Sustainability and the Global Environment (SAGE), University of Wisconsin-Madison
Screenshot of MODIS
Type: hazard specific data, satellite data or aerial image
Costs: free
Hazard: Forest Fire, Drought, Extreme Temperature
Format: export data, export map
Publisher: National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
Screenshot of Modis Gross Primary Productivity
Type: satellite data or aerial image
Costs: free
Hazard: Insect Infestation, Forest Fire, Drought
Format: export data
Publisher: National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
Type: land use, land cover data
Costs: free
Format: export data
Publisher: National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
Type: land use, land cover data, satellite data or aerial image
Costs: free
Hazard: Drought, Extreme Temperature, Flood, Tsunami, Volcanic Eruption
Format: export data, export map, visualization of data (e.g. web GIS or real time monitoring), web processing/cloud computing
Publisher: National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)

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