Category Archives: environment

#Haiyan Typhoon Damage Assessment maps from the Philippines via e-GEOS

TweetSome of the first damage assessment maps from the Philippines have been released. According to e-GEOS, The Emergency Crisis Room was activated at 6:00 UTC on November 8, since when some 30 maps have been produced by the combined efforts … Continue reading

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Update on OSM Crisis Mappers in the Philippines

TweetAn update from the Heidelberg University describes more than 1.000 OpenStreet Map (OSM) Crisis Mapping Volunteers developing a CrisisMap for the Philippines. The map shows Elements at Risk, population distribution, damaged buildings and Instagram images for Philippines. This update from … Continue reading

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Interactive Online Story Map on Elephant Poaching

TweetThe Wildlife Conservation Society and geographic information system (GIS) software innovator Esri jointly developed and produced an online Story Map that combines spatial data, excellent cartography, and Web mapping tools to visually tell the story of the elephant poaching crisis.  … Continue reading

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NOAA Reports One Year After Hurricane Sandy

TweetIt’s been one year since Sandy struck the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast coasts with powerful winds, rain, and storm surges that caused unprecedented damages in some of the nation’s most populous areas.

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FirstLook and UN crowd sourcing Damage Stricken Areas in Philippines

TweetI’m sure most of you have also been thinking of the people of the Philippines as they recover from an incredible disaster. Such a tragic scene and a reminder of how angry Mother Nature can become – our thoughts go … Continue reading

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Amazing Interactive Map Reveals Earth After The Ice Melts and Sea Level Rises

TweetGlobal warming, carbon emissions, the vanishing ice cover… these are all things that are on the minds of us all these days. Ever imagine what would the Earth look like if the World’s ice simply all melted? Well, now thanks … Continue reading

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Educators Gain access to Environmental Data with NOAA View

TweetSomething new this week as NOAA introduces a new educational resource designed to give the public and educators access to environmental data and more! The NOAA View imagery portal provides a single point for experiencing NOAA data, including environmental information … Continue reading

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Esri News Map Provides interactive map of Australia wildfire locations

TweetNumerous bushfires in New South Wales, Australia are currently threatening communities near Sydney. View an interactive map of wildfire locations and warnings via streaming data from MODIS and other sources.  See the real-time effects of the fires via social media … Continue reading

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Deadline for PANalytical NIR’s Goetz Instrument Support Program for Student

TweetPANalytical NIR is today reminding graduate students to submit their proposals by October 15 for a chance to be awarded a remote sensing instrument that will enhance their research projects. Students will be awarded either the FieldSpec 4 or Handheld … Continue reading

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Compass4Colorado Helps Colorado Flood stricken Areas With GeoTechnology

TweetThis our of Centennial Colorado – The Compass family of geospatial companies has established Compass4Colorado, a collaborative effort to make high-tech GIS and mapping capabilities available at no or low cost to organizations involved in the recovery activities related to … Continue reading

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Twitter Rolls Out Twitter SMS Alerts for Emergency Notification

TweetSomething new and of interest from Twitter this week as the company has now rolled out the Twitter Alert notification service. Twitter Alerts are an opt-in service where users can elect to receive “breaking” news and announcements from emergency notification … Continue reading

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DigitalGlobe First Look Webinar – Essential Imagery for First Responders

TweetOver the past week while the massive flood was occurring in Colorado you may have heard DigitalGlobe touting a service called FirstLook – given that the floods were basically taking place right in the backyard of DigitalGlobe HQ I have … Continue reading

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