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Hazards Data Distribution System (HDDS)

July 9, 2015

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 support emergency response and recovery operations. The HDDS provides a single, consolidated point-of-entry and distribution system for USGS-hosted remotely sensed imagery and other geospatial datasets related to an event response. The data delivery services are provided through an interactive map-based interface that allows emergency response personnel to rapidly select and download pre-event ("baseline") and post-event emergency response imagery.

Publication Year 2015
Title Hazards Data Distribution System (HDDS)
DOI 10.3133/fs20153048
Authors Brenda Jones, Rynn M. Lamb
Publication Type Report
Publication Subtype USGS Numbered Series
Series Title Fact Sheet
Series Number 2015-3048
Index ID fs20153048
Record Source USGS Publications Warehouse
USGS Organization Earth Resources Observation and Science (EROS) Center