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Thursday, October 15th, 2015

Malaysia Invests in a UAV for Monitoring and Disaster Response

The Malaysian federal government has invested in a new unmanned aerial vehicle to monitor land use, natural resources and to aid in disaster management. The new Tangau UAV is a 185kg drone capable of covering 100 km...

Thursday, August 13th, 2015

Crowds Respond to Map Nepal Disaster

Crowdsourcing has added a new dimension to Nepal’s disaster response capability following the massive earthquake that struck this Himalayan country on 25 April, killing more than 8,000 people, injuring thousands and leaving tens of thousands displaced. Government...

Saturday, June 28th, 2014

First Image Data Acquisition by DAICHI-2 (ALOS-2)

The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) acquired images from the Phased Array Type L-band Aperture Rader-2 (PALSAR-2)* aboard the Advanced Land Observing Satellite-2 “DAICHI-2” (ALOS-2) as shown in the following attachment. The DAICHI-2 was launched on May...

Wednesday, March 19th, 2014

Real-time Technology to Deliver Million-Dollar Savings for Insurers

Australian insurance companies could save millions of dollars by adopting cutting-edge mapping technology to deal with the impact of natural disasters in real time, according to a leading spatial industry expert.

Wednesday, January 22nd, 2014

Belgian Consortium Signs Contract to Build Vietnamese Earth Observation Satellite

A consortium of Belgian aerospace companies including QinetiQ Space yesterday signed a pre-contract agreement with the Vietnam Academy of Science and Technology (VAST) in the presence of Deputy Prime Minister Johan Vande Lanotte and the Belgian ambassador....

Sunday, January 19th, 2014

Storms Wreak Havoc in Typhoon-Hit Philippines

November’s Typhoon Haiyan left more than 4 million people homeless and in need of shelter. Families have tried to repair their homes with scraps of destroyed buildings and emergency plastic sheets and now live in flimsy structures...

Friday, December 13th, 2013

The Copernicus Emergency Management Service Activated to Assess Typhoon Haiyan Damage

On the 8th of November (UTC) Typhoon Haiyan hit the Philippines leaving widespread damage across the country, causing a large number of fatalities (the latest figures for the official death toll are more than 5,000) and displacing...

Tuesday, October 22nd, 2013

Asians Share Remote Sensing Knowledge

Countries in the Asian region have gathered in the Asian Conference on Remote Sensing (ACRS) in Bali to share knowledge on challenges and opportunities in applying remote sensing technology to support sustainable development in the region. Hundreds...

Friday, October 18th, 2013

China Establishes a National Geospatial Data System for First Responders

China has established a national emergency geospatial data system to provide first-responders with detailed maps within two hours after a disaster, a senior official said. At the Chengdu Forum on United Nations Global Geospatial Information Management in...

Friday, June 28th, 2013

Indians Question How Far Flash-flooding Disaster was Manmade

As India picks up the pieces from the worst-ever flash floods in the Himalayas, the nation is beginning to wonder to what extent human intervention – specifically religious tourism and hydroelectric projects – contributed to the disaster....

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