crisis mapping

Open Data Site Established for Hurricane Harvey

Caitlin Dempsey

An open data site has been set up to house GIS data from authoritative sources relating to Hurricane Harvey.

How LiDAR is Being Used to Help With Natural Disaster Mapping and Management

GIS Contributor

Michael Shillenn, vice president and program manager with Quantum Spatial outlines three projects where LiDAR data from the USGS 3D Elevation Program (3DEP) has been used to assist in planning, disaster response and recovery, and emergency preparedness.  

You Can Help the Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team With Its Research on Crowdsourced Damage Assessment

Caitlin Dempsey

The Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team recently launched three formal research experiments on crowdsourced damage assessment and is seeking volunteers interested in participating.

Open Data Program Launched by DigitalGlobe

Caitlin Dempsey

The Open Data program offers high-resolution satellite imagery and crowdsourced GIS layers for large-scale natural disasters.

Three Examples of Geospatial Innovation in Emergencies

GIS Contributor

Bailey Morton outlines three examples of how innovative geospatial analysis can help save lives in emergency situations.

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