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Wednesday, April 20th, 2016

Japan Adds Communication Capability to GNSS Satellites

Japan is working to avoid the communication breakdown that occurred during the March 2011 earthquake and tsunami. The country is adding satellite-based communications to the capabilities of their GPS receiving satellites. The Michibiki satellites complement GPS satellites...

Sunday, July 5th, 2015

Chinese Air Force Checks Quake Area with Drones

China’s air force dispatched a drone to the site of an earthquake in the far-western region of Xinjiang on Friday to help in monitoring work, the first time it has used an unmanned aircraft for such a...

Thursday, May 14th, 2015

Taiwan’s Decision Support System Proves Helpful for Disaster Safety Response

Taiwan is constantly faced with threats of natural disasters such as typhoons, torrential rains, mud slides, earthquakes, etc. Given these pressures, it has become a priority to integrate various sources of disaster warning information and exploit them...

Wednesday, April 29th, 2015

Disaster Relief – DLR Provides Aerial Images of Kathmandu

April 27, 2015—The German Aerospace Center (Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt; DLR) Center for Satellite Based Crisis Information (Zentrum für satellitengestützte Kriseninformation; ZKI) is providing relief organisations in Nepal with reference maps...

Friday, April 3rd, 2015

ADB, Japan to Help Asia Tap Space Technologies to Counter Disasters

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) and Japan are to help developing countries in Asia and the Pacific tap the latest technologies, including satellite maps, to help them prepare and respond more effectively and quickly to natural disasters.

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Saturday, February 21st, 2015

Cyclone Map Details Emerging Crisis Situation

Feb. 21, 2015—Cyclone affected residents are being encouraged to utilise an online smart map which lists critical information on the state of ex-Tropical Cyclone Marcia as it continues to menace communities in Queensland...

Friday, February 13th, 2015

New Map Aims to Speed Disaster Response

The World Food Programme has recently launched the Automatic Disaster Analysis and Mapping (ADAM) system, with the aim of quickly calculating the scale and scope of an emergency. With this dashboard approach, responders get a quick understanding...

Tuesday, October 21st, 2014

Government Opts for Geotagging to Avoid False Damage Claims

To ensure fool-proof and accurate assessment of damage caused by cyclone Hudhud, the State government has begun geo-tagging damaged houses in the cyclone-hit north Coastal Andhra. The Hyderabad-headquartered National Remote Sensing Centre (NRSC) is assisting the government...

Sunday, October 12th, 2014

ISRO Requests Satellite Images for Cyclone Relief

With 'Cyclone Hudhud' expected to slam the North Coast of Andhra Pradesh near Visakhapatnam tomorrow, Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu requested Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) and the central government to provide satellite pictures of the area. He said that the satellite...

Tuesday, October 7th, 2014

Philippine Map Maker Uses Google to Help When Typhoons Hit

The Philippines get hit with 20 tropical storms every year, on average. Some of them are severe enough to require people to evacuate their homes and head to crisis centers. But since it's a rapidly developing area, evacuation...

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