[HOT] USGS Hazards Data Distribution System (HDDS)

Kate Chapman kate at maploser.com
Fri Feb 1 19:44:54 GMT 2013


Hi Maning,

We already are working on that. It is on a case by case basis as you
said. (Actually all the disaster charter information is that way).

Thanks,

-Kate

On Fri, Feb 1, 2013 at 8:20 PM, maning sambale
<emmanuel.sambale at gmail.com> wrote:
> Dear everyone,
>
> I stumbled into the USG Hazards Data Distribution System (HDDS) portal.
>
> https://hdds.usgs.gov/hdds2/
>
> The portal provides various imagery to support disaster responders
> (pre and post disaster imagery).  Currently there are two modes of
> access:
>  - 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.
>
>
>
> --
> cheers,
> maning
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