Satellite Mapping and Information Products

In this GDACS session, a set of standard information products that support the analysis and decision making, both in the preparedness phase and in first disaster phase, is gathered.

In the first phase after major disasters, international actors always require the same information to support the decision making process. In doing so, the mobilization assistance can be adequate. In the first disaster phase, during exercises as well as in real emergencies, the same information (e.g. satellite maps, impact estimations, etc.) is collected by a variety of actors. This might lead to a duplication of efforts and potential information overload.

This session aims to improve the GDACS standard “information product” catalogue that contains products that are always required (or requested) by various disaster managers and other key players. It is based on relevant products produced for different scenarios and disaster phases, such as catalogues from UNOSAT, JRC, MapAction, and others that have been widely used and assessed.

Recent events

Southern Africa-2018
  19 Jan 14:17
Central America-2019
  19 Jan 14:17
(129.6km/h)  19 Jan 06:00
(6M)  18 Jan 16:38
  16 Jan 00:00
  12 Jan 00:00
Puerto Rico
(5.9M)  11 Jan 12:54
Russian Federation
(6.3M)  09 Jan 08:38
Papua New Guinea
(6M)  07 Jan 19:11
Puerto Rico
(6.4M)  07 Jan 08:24

Information Products

Detail products

Satellite Mapping Overview

GDACS Satellite Mapping Coordination System(SMCS) is a tool to inform of on-going and past satellite imagery analyses for specific events. It allows users to see which events are analysed by whom. This contributes to a horizontal (as opposed to top-down) coordination and to reduce duplication of efforts. The SMCS can be seen as a discussion forum and operational coordination tool for satellite image analysis professionals. GDACS encourages all satellite imagery analysis entities to contribute to the SMCS.. To contribute please contact us.
GDACS produces a regular summary of relevant satellite mapping activities currently on-going.