[HOT] USGS Hazards Data Distribution System (HDDS)

maning sambale emmanuel.sambale at gmail.com
Fri Feb 1 09:20:18 GMT 2013

Dear everyone,

I stumbled into the USG Hazards Data Distribution System (HDDS) portal.


The portal provides various imagery to support disaster responders
(pre and post disaster imagery).  Currently there are two modes of
 - public access - mostly Landsat, ALI and Aster imagery
 - restricted access - higher resolution imagery such as geoeye,
worldview, aerials and other ad-hoc data

Access to restricted imagery is provided on a "case to case" basis.

For the data to be actually of use to OSM tracing, the restricted
imagery is more useful.

Might be a good for HOT to negotiate imagery access even on a limited
time similar to what UNOSAT provided during Typhoon Pablo/Bopha.

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