Data Sets

Data Application of the Month

Satellite-derived data relevant for disaster risk reduction and emergency response is available from many sources and providers. The UN-SPIDER database on satellite data and products offers links to datasets of satellite imagery, elevation models, land use and land cover maps as well as near real-time data products for different hazard types. But how can these datasets be used for particular hazards?

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Data application of the month: Mapping land cover

Global land cover map from 2015 (Source: esa)

What are land cover maps used for?

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Data application of the month: Land Cover
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Space application of the month: Measuring soil moisture

Soil moisture seasonality

What is soil moisture data used for?

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Space application of the month: Soil moisture
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Dataset of the month: USGS's Hazards Data Distribution System (HDDS)

HDDS Explorer (USGS)

In case of a disaster, immediate access to relevant information can save lifes. Satellite imagery provides an invaluable source of information. Searching for relevant datasets can be a time-consuming task. With its Hazards Data Distribution System (HDDS) Explorer the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) provides easy and tailor-made access to selected datasets for specific disasters.

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September 2014 dataset of the month: HDDS
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United Nations International Conference on Space-based Technologies for Disaster Risk Management "Best Practices for Risk Reduction and Rapid Response Mapping"

This is event is available for participation on an ongoing basis
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40

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116

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22/11/2011 to 25/11/2011

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Zhongmin Plaza, 7, Baiguang Road, Xicheng District

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Beijing

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United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs and the Ministry of Civil Affairs of the People's Republic of China

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1

GIST Data Sets Vietnam

GIST is currently processing the 44 200K Russian topographic sheets covering the area affected by Typhoon Ketsana and will publish them next week.

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GIST Data Sets Philippines

Last update: 13/11/2013

further data sources for Philippines (Haiyan): Open here

GIST is currently processing the 44 200K Russian topographic sheets covering the area of the Philippines affected by Typhoon Ketsana and will publish them next week.

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