Thursday, 28 May 2015

Features

April 27, 2015—The German Aerospace Center (Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt; DLR) Center for Satellite Based Crisis Information (Zentrum für satellitengestützte Kriseninformation; ZKI) is providing relief organisations in Nepal with reference maps of the Kathmandu region. These originate from high-resolution aerial image data from the DLR Institute of Optical Sensor Systems. In the meantime, the International Charter 'Space and Major Disasters'  has provided satellite images to produce real-time overview images as quickly as possible, as well as enabling a damage assessment to be carried out.

April 29, 2015—On 25 April, a 7.8-magnitude earthquake struck Nepal, claiming over 5000 lives and affecting millions of people. Satellite images are being used to support emergency aid organisations, while geo-scientists are using satellite measurements to analyse the effects of the earthquake on the land.

Sydney, 28 April 2015 – 1Spatial, the spatial big data company, is introducing a free FME Workspace Audit service to identify where optimisation of existing FME configurations would reduce data transformation costs and speed up location information delivery to end-user communities.

ANN ARBOR, April 29, 2015—The threat of landslides and mudslides remains high across much of Nepal's high country, and the risk is likely to increase when the monsoon rains arrive this summer, according to a University of Michigan researcher.

April 29, 2015—Cardiff University experts are aiding the immediate rescue efforts in Nepal by providing a real-time assessment of further landslide risks following Saturday’s devastating earthquake.

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