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typhoon haiyan

Wednesday, April 9th, 2014

Relief Organisation Uses Drones to Map Typhoon Haiyan Recovery Efforts

Medair, an international relief agency, together with Drone Adventures, a non-profit organisation that promotes the humanitarian use of drones, used the devices to take hundreds of high-resolution aerial images of Tacloban, Dulag and Julita – towns which...

Tuesday, December 3rd, 2013

Mapping Team Explores New Territory in Wake of Typhoon Haiyan

Aid workers are getting vital details about the trail of destruction left by Typhoon Haiyan, including damage to individual streets and buildings, from online maps developed with contributions from Red Cross staff and volunteers across the...

Friday, November 22nd, 2013

NASA’s Terra Satellite Captures Evidence of Haiyan Destruction

When Super Typhoon Haiyan struck the Philippines on November 8, 2013, it pounded the island of Leyte with winds near 315 kilometers (195 miles) per hour and a tremendous storm surge. In Tacloban, winds blew...

Thursday, November 14th, 2013

Volunteers and Vendors Hard at Work to Map Damage in Philippines

The devastating typhoon that hit the Philippines last week has seen a raft of volunteers pitch in to make sense of the damage so that aid organizations can do their work more effectively. Satellite imaging vendors DigitalGlobe...

Thursday, November 14th, 2013

Astrium Provides Satellite Images to Help Rescue Efforts Following Typhoon Haiyan

The effects of Typhoon Haiyan, which hit the Philippines on November 8 2013, were photographed on 13 November 2013 by a Pléiades satellite, which had captured images of the same zone (Tacloban) on 7 March 2013.

Thursday, November 14th, 2013

Mapping Typhoon Haiyan

Relief Web has produced estimates of the numbers of people affected in each province. It says Tacloban City in Leyte province has been devastated, with most houses destroyed. In total, 670,000 people are said to have been...

Tuesday, November 12th, 2013

Esri Partners with GISCorps and the Standby Task Force to Map Typhoon Haiyan/Yolanda Impacts

As a member of the Digital Humanitarian Network, Esri has partnered with the Standby Task Force and GISCorps to create interactive maps documenting the impact of Typhoon Haiyan/Yolanda in the Philippines and Southeast Asia. Esri’s Typhoon Haiyan/Yolanda...

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...

Tuesday, November 12th, 2013

Remote Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team Activation in the Philippines for Typhoon Yolanda/Haiyan

The Humanitarian OpenSteetMap Team (HOT) has activated to provide geographic base data in areas affected by typhoon Yolanda/Haiyan in the Philippines. Currently we are supporting the active OpenStreetMap Philippines community and we have activated in conjunction with...

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...

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