With flooding events in the United States, high-resolution imagery and GIS play a role assessing flood-related damages in order to assign and focus relief efforts.
Guest article from SuperGeo. SCENARIO On September 21st, 1999, a 7.3 strong magnitude earthquake rocked Taiwan. It caused thousands of death and injuries, which was the most severe earthquake ever by the end of the 20th century in Taiwan. After that, the strong aftershocks hit all around Taiwan continuously, increasing […]
In this case study, FEMA and NPS collaborated on field assessment methodology to meet National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA) requirements in post-Katrina New Orleans. 40,000 structures were assessed using Trimble GPS hardware and software integrated with ESRI ArcGIS for collection and management of cultural resource data. Article by Robert Laudati, […]
Saturday, February 7, 2009 will forever be known as Black Saturday in the state of Victoria, Australia. In the midst of a 10-year drought, a record-breaking heat wave descended upon the state, with temperatures exceeding 45 degrees Celsius (110-120 degrees Fahrenheit), breaking all-time record highs in some cities. Under these […]
Since 1881, the American Red Cross has been the United State’s premier emergency response organization. In addition to offering neutral humanitarian care to the victims of war, the American Red Cross also distinguishes itself by aiding victims of devastating natural disasters, from floods to earthquakes to hurricanes. Each year, in […]
CIO|Insight has a behind the scenes look at how San Diego’s Center for Information Technology and Infrastructure (CITI), which is run out of the San Diego State University (SDSU) Visualization Center (aka Viz Center), pulled together resources from NASA, the local radio station KPBS and Google to gather and distribute […]