GIS and mapping

Using Geographic Information Systems (GIS) for mapping disaster risk, hazard, exposure and vulnerability.

Latest GIS and mapping additions in the Knowledge Base

This observation points towards land cover changes being a critical factor in landscape dynamics, stressing the human pressure as a discriminant cause/effect term for natural vs. human-induced landslide fatalities.
The objective of this report is to show how the European Crisis Management Laboratory Mapping Team at the Joint Research Centre plays a key role in delineating all the components of disaster events, with its daily reports and on-demand products.
The GEUS report indicates that dumping of soil at the top of the slope triggered two large earthflows, driving instability across the site.
Eos - AGU
Big crack in a road following an earthquake.
The new National Seismic Hazard Model shows where damaging earthquakes are likely to occur, informing public safety and infrastructure policies.
Eos - AGU
This image shows a tiny fishing community with red colored houses next to the arctic ocean during wintertime with snow, in northern Norway called Bugoynes.
Permafrost is thawing and changing rapidly, posing serious challenges to the Arctic region and the whole planet. A new map, produced as part of the Nunataryuk project, gives a picture of the extent of permafrost in the Arctic and sub-Arctic regions.
UNEP GRID - Arendal
High tides, combined with rising sea levels create crashing wave on the coast of Ecuador
The Tuvalu Coastal Adaptation Project (TCAP) continues to roll out training for the use of a coastal hazard modeling tool, to detect and mitigate coastal risks. This software will support efforts to mitigate threats like sea-level rise in the long-term.
United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)
aerial shot over the marshlands, on a sunny morning at Point Lookout on Long Island, New York. Viewing the beautiful blue skies, a few clouds & some empty boats docked at the pier
$8 million in funding from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law supports updated land cover information across the country.
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Many states haven’t been able to keep their wildfire risk maps up to date, even as global warming increases the danger, because of funding constraints.
Scientific American, a Division of Nature America, Inc.

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