Some of the first damage assessment maps from the Philippines have been released. According to e-GEOS, The Emergency Crisis Room was activated at 6:00 UTC on November 8, since when some 30 maps have been produced by the combined efforts of the e-GEOS Emergency Management Team, with others from GAF in Germany and ITHACA in […]
An update from the Heidelberg University describes more than 1.000 OpenStreet Map (OSM) Crisis Mapping Volunteers developing a CrisisMap for the Philippines. The map shows Elements at Risk, population distribution, damaged buildings and Instagram images for Philippines. This update from the team…For supporting the disaster management activities after the typhoon Yolanda/Haiyan a new Crisis Map: […]
The Wildlife Conservation Society and geographic information system (GIS) software innovator Esri jointly developed and produced an online Story Map that combines spatial data, excellent cartography, and Web mapping tools to visually tell the story of the elephant poaching crisis. The release of the Story Map coincides with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s ivory […]
It’s been one year since Sandy struck the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast coasts with powerful winds, rain, and storm surges that caused unprecedented damages in some of the nation’s most populous areas.
I’m sure most of you have also been thinking of the people of the Philippines as they recover from an incredible disaster. Such a tragic scene and a reminder of how angry Mother Nature can become – our thoughts go out to the entire population of the Philippines, to those assisting in the recovery, and […]
Global warming, carbon emissions, the vanishing ice cover… these are all things that are on the minds of us all these days. Ever imagine what would the Earth look like if the World’s ice simply all melted? Well, now thanks to National Geographic you can see a model of just that. The projected result is […]
Something new this week as NOAA introduces a new educational resource designed to give the public and educators access to environmental data and more! The NOAA View imagery portal provides a single point for experiencing NOAA data, including environmental information captured by satellites, inserted into scientific models and other data analyses. Users can browse, animate […]
Numerous bushfires in New South Wales, Australia are currently threatening communities near Sydney. View an interactive map of wildfire locations and warnings via streaming data from MODIS and other sources. See the real-time effects of the fires via social media posts. To change the search terms, go to the Social menu, click the settings icon, […]
PANalytical NIR is today reminding graduate students to submit their proposals by October 15 for a chance to be awarded a remote sensing instrument that will enhance their research projects. Students will be awarded either the FieldSpec 4 or Handheld 2. These spectroradiometers are ideal for students who would like to apply hyperspectral image interpretation, […]
This our of Centennial Colorado – The Compass family of geospatial companies has established Compass4Colorado, a collaborative effort to make high-tech GIS and mapping capabilities available at no or low cost to organizations involved in the recovery activities related to the devastating Colorado floods. Free flood-mapping webinars and workshops will be offered starting in October.