Satellite imagery for rapid mapping
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In the past 10 years, the value of satellite derived maps for emergency response has been proven, and large programmes have been developed to create services able to respond to the stringent requirements of crisis management. These programmes include the International Charter, the European Copernicus Emergency Management Service, and the UN's Operational Satellite Applications Programme (UNOSAT), along several national and private services. These services produce many maps in the aftermath of sudden onset disasters.

In response to GDACS stakeholder workshops, it became clear that users are confused by the amount of maps and do not have the time to critically select the map that best suits their needs. As a result, satellite maps are not used at their full potential. Therefore, a working group was set up, lead by UNOSAT, to define mechanisms to moderate lists of available maps in order to create a short list, continuously updated, with the most complete, most recent and most relevant maps for emergency operations.

 Satellite Mapping Overview
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New Service

As agreed in the November 2013 GDACS Steering Committee meeting, UNOSAT produces a regular summary of relevant satellite mapping activities.

This summary is compiled by the GDACS mapping & satellite imagery coordination mechanism, operated by the UNITAR Operational Satellite Applications Programme (UNOSAT). When referring to this summary, please credit: GDACS, UNITAR/UNOSAT. For comments, questions and to submit information on satellite image derived products, please contact: maps@gdacs.org.

 TitleModified DateClicks
Satellite Mapping Overview 1/17/201740
Satellite Mapping Overview 1/10/2017111
Satellite Mapping Overview 12/19/2016201
Satellite Mapping Overview12/6/2016239
Satellite Mapping Overview11/29/2016197
Satellite Mapping Overview11/4/2016409
Satellite Mapping Overview10/25/2016294
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Satellite Mapping Overview10/13/2016296
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Satellite Mapping Overview9/27/2016476
Satellite Mapping Overview9/23/2016283
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Satellite Mapping Overview7/12/20161000
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Satellite Mapping Overview3/30/2016507
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Satellite Mapping Overview12/23/20141488
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Satellite Mapping Overview11/26/20141424
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Satellite Mapping Overview10/27/20141570
Satellite Mapping Overview10/21/20141875
Satellite Mapping Overview10/8/20141775
Satellite Mapping Overview5/6/20143291
Satellite Mapping Overview4/22/20141983
Satellite Mapping Overview4/9/20142218
Satellite Mapping Overview4/1/20142082
Satellite Mapping Overview3/25/20141869
Satellite Mapping Overview3/18/20141784
Satellite Mapping Overview3/12/20142002
Satellite Mapping Overview2/26/20141823
Satellite Mapping Overview2/11/20142211
Satellite Mapping Overview1/22/20142272
Satellite Mapping Overview1/9/20142433
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 Map providers
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Map providers can contact us for including their compatible RSS feed of latest maps in the GDACS feed. Note that many maps might already be in existing feeds, like the ReliefWeb map feed.

For information on GDACS RSS map standards, click here. Basic elements include:

  • GLIDE number, or
  • event type code (2 letter GLIDE code) and iso3 country code
 Filtered maps (temporary)
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The filtered map component is currently in development - Tuesday, January 17, 2012

A process for moderating map feeds is currently being set up in experimental mode.