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Wednesday, May 13th, 2015

Emergency Route Planner for Nepal

May 13, 2015—To support the rescue efforts in Nepal after the devastating earthquake, geoinformatic scientists from Heidelberg University have set up an emergency route planner on the Internet. Resuce workers can check the local infrastructure conditions and...

Wednesday, April 29th, 2015

Rescue Efforts in Nepal Aided by Real-Time Assessment of Landslide Risk

April 29, 2015—Cardiff University experts are aiding the immediate rescue efforts in Nepal by providing a real-time assessment of further landslide risks following Saturday’s devastating earthquake.

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, August 5th, 2014

China Deploys Drones for Yunnan Quake Recovery

The Chinese National Administration of Surveying, Mapping and Geoinformation (NASMG) published pictures today that were taken by drones of earthquake damage in southwest China's Yunnan Province. NASMG deployed the drones to the quake zone just hours...

Thursday, June 26th, 2014

India Maps Coastal Sensitivity to Oil Spills

A pilot study led by scientists at India's National Institute of Oceanography used the U.S. National Oceanographic and Aeronautic Administration's  Environmental Sensitivity Index (ESI) shoreline classifications tools to map seven talukas, or coastal administrative divisions in India....

Friday, November 15th, 2013

Crowdsource Mapping Helps Recovery Efforts In Philippines

More than 800 people are lending a hand remotely by collaborating on online maps, through the OpenStreetMap network. The maps use satellite technology and the knowledge of the public to help relief organizations, like the Red Cross,...

Tuesday, November 12th, 2013

URISA’s GISCorps Involved with Super Typhoon Haiyan Response

Super Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda) made landfall early on November 8 in Guiuan municipality, Eastern Samar province, Eastern Visayas region in the Philippines. The storm hit with 150mph winds and gusts up to 170mph. Communications and power lines...

Monday, November 11th, 2013

Rescuers Sift through Social-Media Noise to Direct Typhoon Rescue

In disasters like the typhoon that slammed into the Philippines, sifting through a barrage of confusing and conflicting on-the-ground reports is one of the first problems facing rescue teams. Social-media sites such as Twitter and Facebook can...

Monday, June 24th, 2013

Environmentalists Accuse Uttarakhand Government of Ignoring Remote Sensing Report

Accusing the Uttarakhand government of sleeping over a report of National Remote Sensing Agency, noted environmentalist and Magsaysay awardee Chandi Prasad Bhatt today said had the government taken the report seriously "destruction in and around Kedarnath shrine...

Thursday, April 25th, 2013

China Quickly Distributed Satellite Imagery of the Ya’an Earthquake

After the magnitude-8 earthquake hit Wenchuan in Sichuan province in 2008, it took two days for rescuers to get remote sensory images of the affected sites. But on Saturday, when disaster struck Ya'an in the province, images...

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