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Year Published: 2015

Hazards Data Distribution System (HDDS)

When emergencies occur, first responders and disaster response teams often need rapid access to aerial photography and satellite imagery that is acquired before and after the event. The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) Hazards Data Distribution System (HDDS) provides quick and easy access to pre- and post-event imagery and geospatial datasets that...

Jones, Brenda; Lamb, Rynn M.
Jones, B.K., and Lamb, R.M., 2015, Hazards data distribution system (HDDS): U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet 2015–3048, 2 p., http://dx.doi.org/10.3133/fs20153048.

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Year Published: 2012

United States Geological Survey (USGS) Natural Hazards Response

The primary goal of U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) Natural Hazards Response is to ensure that the disaster response community has access to timely, accurate, and relevant geospatial products, imagery, and services during and after an emergency event. To accomplish this goal, products and services provided by the National Geospatial Program (NGP)...

Lamb, Rynn M.; Jones, Brenda K.
United States Geological Survey (USGS) Natural Hazards Response; 2012; FS; 2012-3061; Lamb, Rynn; Jones, Brenda K.

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Year Published: 2011

USGS Emergency Response Resources

Every day, emergency responders are confronted with worldwide natural and manmade disasters, including earthquakes, floods, hurricanes, landslides, tsunami, volcanoes, wildfires, terrorist attacks, and accidental oil spills.The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) is ready to coordinate the provisioning and deployment of USGS staff, equipment, geospatial...

Bewley, Robert D.
USGS Emergency Response Resources; 2011; FS; 2011-3079; Bewley, Robert D.

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Year Published: 2010

U.S. Geological Survey disaster response and the International Charter for space and major disasters

In 1999, an international consortium of space agencies conceived and approved a mechanism to provide satellite information in support of worldwide disaster relief. This group came to be known as the 'International Charter?Space and Major Disasters' and has become an important resource for the use of satellite data to evaluate and provide support...

Stryker, Timothy S.; Jones, Brenda K.
U.S. Geological Survey disaster response and the International Charter for space and major disasters; 2010; FS; 2010-3062; Stryker, Timothy S.; Jones, Brenda K.

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Year Published: 2010

The Hazards Data Distribution System update

After a major disaster, a satellite image or a collection of aerial photographs of the event is frequently the fastest, most effective way to determine its scope and severity. The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) Emergency Operations Portal provides emergency first responders and support personnel with easy access to imagery and geospatial data,...

Jones, Brenda K.; Lamb, Rynn M.
The Hazards Data Distribution System update; 2010; FS; 2010-3053; Jones, Brenda K.; Lamb, Rynn