Nepal earthquake

WorldView-3 satellite sensor completes its first operating year

WorldView-3 getting ready for its launch one year ago (Image: DigitalGlobe)

The WorldView-3 satellite sensor has completed a successful year in orbit after its launch on August 13, 2014. During this year it has contributed to disaster and humanitarian efforts in critical situations such as the earthquake that struck Nepal on April 25, 2015.

The advanced fourth-generation satellite WorldView-3 was licensed by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and contributed to DigitalGlobe’s constellation being its first super-spectral and high resolution commercial satellite.


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Tue, 18/08/2015 - 11:25

International workshop on "Role of land professionals and SDI in disaster risk reduction: in the context of post 2015 Nepal earthquake"

This is event is available for participation on an ongoing basis

Main objective of the event is to exploit the international expertise for enhancing professional capacity to contribute in the effort of DRR in the situation like currently in Nepal. The event further aims to explore opportunities for strengthening and promoting good practices in professional geospatial education and advancing SDI concepts and spatially enabled societies.






25/11/2015 to 27/11/2015


Radisson Hotel

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  • Nepal

Event Organisers: 

Nepal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (NICS) and Nepal Remote Sensing and Photogrammetric Society (NRSPS)


Ministry of Land Reform and Management, Survey Department, and Land Management Training Center of the Government of Nepal

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Humanitarian GIS Award for ICIMOD

Basanta Shrestha (in the middle), ICIMOD's Director of Strategic Cooperation, receiving the Award in San Diego (Image: ICIMOD)

The International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD),  UN-SPIDER’s Regional Support Office, has been awarded the “Humanitarian GIS Award” at the International User Conference, organized by the Environmental System Research Institute (Esri) in San Diego, California. ICIMOD deserved it due to its immediate involvement in the response efforts after the earthquake that struck Nepal between April and May 2015.


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Thu, 23/07/2015 - 10:25

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ICIMOD to collaborate in a new platform for disaster relief coordination

Screenshot of the DRRIP platform (Image: ICIMOD)

A new platform for earthquake relief and reconstruction operations has been developed for Nepal by the Nepalese Ministry of Home Affairs in conjunction with the International Center for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD), and the Environmental System Research Institute (Esri). The platform, called ‘Nepal Earthquake 2015: Disaster Recovery and Reconstruction Information Platform (DRRIP)’, aims to rationalize the information gathered by several actors and sources, for a better allocation of the available resources and avoiding the duplication of functions.


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Thu, 09/07/2015 - 10:48

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Volunteers mapped Nepal’s Earthquake within 48 hours

Dharahara tower in Kathmandu before and after the earthquake (Image: DigitalGlobe)

The same day a 7.8 magnitude earthquake hit Nepal, digital volunteers from all over the world began to map the affected areas. Based on data and satellite imagery the created maps help first responders, before they even hit the ground, on search, rescue and relief operations.


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Thu, 07/05/2015 - 11:12

Satellite Data shows Nepal earthquake displacement

Nepal Earthquake Displacement (Image: DLR)

An image based on satellite data from the European Sentinel-1A satellite shows how and where the land uplifted and sank from the 7.8-magnitute earthquake that struck Nepal on 25 April 2015. Using satellite data generated before and after the earthquake, experts at the German Aerospace Center’s Earth Observation Center (EOC) created the image showing the different movements of the zones.


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Mon, 04/05/2015 - 14:11
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