Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Global Risk Data Platform

Global Risk Data Platform is a multiple agencies effort to share spatial data information on global risk from natural hazards. Users can visualise, download or extract data on past hazardous events, human & economical hazard exposure and risk from natural hazards. It covers tropical cyclones and related storm surges, drought, earthquakes, biomass fires, floods, landslides, tsunamis and volcanic eruptions. The collection of data is made via a wide range of partners (see About for data sources). This was developed as a support to the Global Assessment Report on Disaster Risk Reduction (GAR) and replace the previous PREVIEW platform already available since 2000. Many improvements were made on the data and on the application.

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Bhuvan Thematic Services Released

Bhuvan, ISRO's Geoportal and Gateway to Indian Earth Observation data products and services, now facilitates the users to select, browse and query the thematic data sets from this portal. Users can also consume these thematic data sets and integrate into their systems as OGC Web Services. Presently land use land cover (LULC) 50K : 2005-2006 datasets are available on the portal.

Friday, December 9, 2011

Satellite data from bhuvan is available for download

Satellite data from Bhuvan, a geoportal of ISRO (India’s answer to Google Earth) is available for download. Users can download elevation data of CartoDEM-1arc second and Resourcesat-1: AWiFS data (56m) of Indian Region. Satellite earth observation data of Indian cities can also be accessed http://bhuvan-noeda.nrsc.gov.in/download/download/download.php