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: hazard specific data
Costs: free
Hazard: Forest Fire
Format: visualization of data (e.g. web GIS or real time monitoring)
Publisher: RedLaTIF
Type: hazard specific data
Costs: free
Hazard: Forest Fire
Format: export data, export map
Publisher: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
Costs: free
Hazard: Drought, Flood
Format: statistical data (e.g. graphs), visualization of data (e.g. web GIS or real time monitoring), web processing/cloud computing
Publisher: United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)
Type: hazard specific data
Costs: free
Hazard: Flood
Format: export data, export map, visualization of data (e.g. web GIS or real time monitoring)
Publisher: National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
Type: hazard specific data
Costs: free
Hazard: Flood
Format: visualization of data (e.g. web GIS or real time monitoring)
Publisher: Wetlands International
Type: hazard specific data
Costs: free
Hazard: Flood, Severe Storm
Format: visualization of data (e.g. web GIS or real time monitoring)
Publisher: National Flood Services (NFS)
Screenshot of FLOPROS: an evolving global database of flood protection standards
Type: hazard specific data
Costs: free
Hazard: Flood
Format: export data, export map
Publisher: Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam and Deltares
Type: hazard specific data
Costs: free
Hazard: Flood
Format: export data, export map, visualization of data (e.g. web GIS or real time monitoring)
Publisher: National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC)
Type: hazard specific data
Costs: free
Hazard: Earthquake, Flood, Forest Fire, Severe Storm, Tsunami, Volcanic Eruption
Format: visualization of data (e.g. web GIS or real time monitoring)
Publisher: Joint Research Center, European Commission (JRC), UNITAR Operational Satellite Applications Programme (UNOSAT), United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA)
Type: hazard specific data, land use, land cover data, satellite data or aerial image
Costs: free
Hazard: Earthquake
Format: export data, export map
Publisher: Global Earthquake Model (GEM)
Type: hazard specific data
Costs: free
Hazard: Forest Fire
Format: visualization of data (e.g. web GIS or real time monitoring)
Publisher: United States Geological Survey (USGS)
Type: baseline data, elevation, hazard specific data, land use, land cover data, satellite data or aerial image
Costs: free with restrictions
Format: export data, export map, statistical data (e.g. graphs)
Publisher: Federal Geographic Data Committee (FGDC)
Type: baseline data, satellite data or aerial image
Costs: free
Format: visualization of data (e.g. web GIS or real time monitoring)
Publisher: German Aerospace Center (DLR)
Type: baseline data, elevation, hazard specific data, land use, land cover data
Costs: free
Hazard: Drought, Forest Fire, Flood, Landslide
Format: visualization of data (e.g. web GIS or real time monitoring), web processing/cloud computing
Publisher: Joint Research Center, European Commission (JRC)
Screenshot of Global Administrative Areas
Type: baseline data
Costs: free
Hazard: Insect Infestation, Epidemic, Forest Fire, Drought, Volcanic Eruption, Earthquake, Mass Movement, Tsunami, Flood, Severe Storm, Extreme Temperature, Pollution
Format: export data, export map
Publisher: The Museum of Vertebrate Zoology at Berkeley
Screenshot of Edit Data Source Global Agricultural Drought Monitoring and Forecasting System (GADMFS - CSISS)
Type: hazard specific data
Costs: free
Hazard: Drought
Format: export data, visualization of data (e.g. web GIS or real time monitoring), web processing/cloud computing
Publisher: Center for Spatial Information Science and Systems/ George Mason University (CSISS-GMU)
Type: hazard specific data
Costs: free
Hazard: Drought
Format: export map
Publisher: ISRIC - World Soil Information
Type: hazard specific data
Costs: free
Hazard: Forest Fire
Format: visualization of data (e.g. web GIS or real time monitoring)
Publisher: Global Paleofire Working Group (GPWG)
Type: hazard specific data
Costs: free
Hazard: Severe Storm
Format: export data, export map, visualization of data (e.g. web GIS or real time monitoring)
Publisher: Center for Hazards and Risk Research (CHRR) at Columbia University
Type: hazard specific data
Costs: free
Hazard: Drought
Format: export data, statistical data (e.g. graphs)
Publisher: SERVIR

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