Data Sources

Photo by Donald Giannatti on Unsplash.

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: visualization of data (e.g. web GIS or real time monitoring), web processing/cloud computing
Publisher: Google
Type: baseline data, hazard specific data, land use, land cover data
Costs: free
Hazard: Insect Infestation, Epidemic, Drought
Format: statistical data (e.g. graphs), visualization of data (e.g. web GIS or real time monitoring)
Publisher: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)
Type: hazard specific data
Costs: free
Hazard: Harmful Algal Bloom
Format: export data, statistical data (e.g. graphs)
Publisher: Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (UNESCO/IOC)
Type: baseline data, hazard specific data
Costs: free
Hazard: Harmful Algal Bloom
Format: export data
Publisher: Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission
Type: hazard specific data
Costs: free
Hazard: Harmful Algal Bloom
Format: visualization of data (e.g. web GIS or real time monitoring)
Publisher: Instituto di fomento pesquero (IFOP)
Type: hazard specific data
Costs: free
Hazard: Harmful Algal Bloom
Format: visualization of data (e.g. web GIS or real time monitoring)
Publisher: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
Type: hazard specific data
Costs: free with restrictions
Hazard: Flood, Forest Fire, Pollution, Severe Storm
Format: export data, export map, statistical data (e.g. graphs), visualization of data (e.g. web GIS or real time monitoring)
Publisher: Met Office
Type: hazard specific data
Costs: free
Hazard: Earthquake, Forest Fire, Pollution
Format: visualization of data (e.g. web GIS or real time monitoring)
Publisher: National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
Type: hazard specific data, satellite data or aerial image
Costs: free with restrictions
Hazard: Drought, Earthquake, Extreme Temperature, Flood, Forest Fire, Mass Movement, Pollution, Severe Storm, Tsunami, Volcanic Eruption
Format: export data, export map
Publisher: United States Geological Survey (USGS)
Screenshot of Historical Earthquake Database
Type: hazard specific data
Costs: free
Hazard: Earthquake
Format: export data, visualization of data (e.g. web GIS or real time monitoring), web processing/cloud computing
Publisher: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
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: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
HDX Main
Type: baseline data
Costs: free
Format: export data, export map, statistical data (e.g. graphs)
Publisher: United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA)
Type: hazard specific data
Costs: free
Hazard: Severe Storm
Format: export data, export map
Publisher: NASA Goddard Earth Sciences (GES)
Costs: free
Hazard: Drought, Flood
Format: export map, visualization of data (e.g. web GIS or real time monitoring)
Publisher: Intergovernmental Authority on Drought and Development (IGAD)
Type: land use, land cover data
Costs: free
Format: export map
Publisher: Geo-Wiki
Type: baseline data, hazard specific data, land use, land cover data, satellite data or aerial image
Costs: free
Hazard: Drought, Earthquake
Format: export data, export map, statistical data (e.g. graphs), visualization of data (e.g. web GIS or real time monitoring)
Publisher: National Institute for Space Research (INPE)
Screenshot of Incident Map
Type: hazard specific data
Costs: free
Hazard: Pollution
Format: visualization of data (e.g. web GIS or real time monitoring)
Publisher: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
Type: hazard specific data
Costs: free with restrictions
Format: export data, web processing/cloud computing
Publisher: India National Institute of Disaster Management (NIDM)
Screenshot of Integrated population and environmental data (IPUMS TERRA)
Type: baseline data, land use, land cover data, satellite data or aerial image
Costs: free
Format: export data, export map, statistical data (e.g. graphs), visualization of data (e.g. web GIS or real time monitoring)
Publisher: IPUMS Terra
Type: satellite data or aerial image
Costs: free
Hazard: Drought, Earthquake, Forest Fire, Mass Movement, Pollution, Tsunami, Volcanic Eruption
Format: export data
Publisher: SERVIR

Pages

Zircon - This is a contributing Drupal Theme
Design by WeebPal.