Experts gather to discuss the vital role of geospatial information

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    6 minutes ago ADVISORY

  • Volcano - Dukono, Indonesia

    14 minutes ago WATCH

  • Wildfire - NE of Kununurra, Western Australia - Australia

    35 minutes ago ADVISORY

  • Volcano - Fuego, Guatemala

    1 hour ago WARNING

  • Wildfires - Yavapai County (Tussock Fire), Arizona, United States

    1 hour ago WARNING

  • Storms - Eastern Malaysia

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  • Storms - Peninsular Malaysia

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  • Storms - Sri Lanka

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  • Volcano - Semeru, Indonesia

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  • Volcano - Reventador, Ecuador

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  • Tropical Storm - Three

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  • Flood - Shreveport, LA Region, United States

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  • Flood - Longview, TX Region, United States

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  • Floods - Southern, United States

    5 hours ago WARNING

  • Earthquake - 5.9 - 50 km SW of Acajutla, El Salvador

    22 hours ago WATCH

  • Volcano - Nevados de Chillán, Chile

    4 hours ago WARNING

  • Earthquake - 5.3 - 0 km NNW of Chuquitira, Peru

    23 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Volcano - Pacaya, Guatemala

    4 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Dallas--Fort Worth--Arlington, TX Region, United States

    4 hours ago WARNING

  • Earthquake - 5.6 - 62 km WSW of Acajutla, El Salvador

    1 day ago WATCH

  • Earthquake - 5.1 - 229 km SW of Severo-Kuril’sk, Russia

    7 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Floods - Central, United States

    5 hours ago WARNING

  • Volcano - Sabancaya, Peru

    5 hours ago WARNING

  • Earthquake - 5.5 - 10 km E of Pampa de Tate, Peru

    13 hours ago WATCH

  • Flood - Pocahontas, AR Region, United States

    5 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Durant, MS Region, United States

    5 hours ago WARNING

  • Volcano - Sinabung, Indonesia

    5 hours ago WATCH

  • Volcano - Popocatepetl, Mexico

    8 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Tsunami (AK/BC/US West Coast) - 65 miles S of Buldir I., Alaska - 5.1

    9 hours ago INFORMATION

  • Floods - Somalia

    10 hours ago WARNING

  • Drought - Somalia

    10 hours ago WARNING

  • Earthquake - 5.5 - 254 km NNE of Tobelo, Indonesia

    10 hours ago WATCH

  • Drought - Northern Kenya

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  • Drought - Northeastern Ethiopia

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  • Landslide - Marinilla Municipality, Antioquia, Colombia

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  • Drought - Central Asia

    10 hours ago WARNING

  • Storms - Czechia

    10 hours ago WARNING

  • Floods - Loreto, Peru

    11 hours ago WARNING

  • Earthquake - 5.7 - 6 km NNW of Balatero, Philippines

    1 day ago WATCH

  • Storms - Southern Mexico

    11 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Tiffin, OH Region, United States

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  • Volcano - Soufrière St. Vincent, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

    5 days ago WARNING

  • Earthquake - 6.7 - Mauritius - Reunion region

    16 hours ago WATCH

  • Earthquake - 5.0 - 37 km ESE of Port-Vila, Vanuatu

    14 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Earthquake - 5.3 - 267 km NNE of Tobelo, Indonesia

    15 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Floods - Northern Afghanistan

    17 hours ago WARNING

  • Floods - Tajikistan

    17 hours ago WARNING

  • Storms - China

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  • Wildfire - N of Tatarsk, Novosibirsk - Russia

    21 hours ago INFORMATION

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  • Storms - Singapore

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  • Storms - Cambodia

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  • Volcano - Ibu, Indonesia

    1 day ago WATCH

  • Storms - Guatemala

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  • Volcano - Suwanosejima, Japan

    1 day ago ADVISORY

  • Drought - Southern Madagascar

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Floods - Northern Oman

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Landslide - Uvernet-Fours Commune, France

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Winter Storms - Yukon, Canada

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Floods - New South Wales, Australia

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Storms - Northern Brazil

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Earthquake - 5.7 - 249 km SSE of Alo, Wallis and Futuna

    1 day ago WATCH

  • Storms - Northern Pakistan

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Storms - Queensland, Australia

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Floods - Victoria, Australia

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Ebola - Guinea

    2 months ago WARNING

  • Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) - Asia Pacific

    9 months ago WARNING

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    2 days ago ADVISORY

  • Extreme Heat - Mexico

    2 days ago WARNING

  • Floods - Uganda

    2 days ago WARNING

  • Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) - Hawaii

    9 months ago WARNING

  • Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) - North America

    9 months ago WARNING

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    2 days ago WARNING

  • Storms - Thailand

    3 days ago WARNING

  • Storms - India

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  • Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) - Europe

    9 months ago WARNING

  • Drought - Micronesia

    1 week ago WARNING

  • Drought - Northwestern United States

    1 week ago WARNING

  • Drought - Southwestern United States

    1 week ago WARNING

  • Drought - High Plains United States

    1 week ago WARNING

  • Drought - Southern United States

    1 week ago WARNING

  • Drought - Midwestern United States

    1 week ago WARNING

  • Drought - U.S. Virgin Islands

    1 week ago WARNING

  • Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) - Middle East

    9 months ago WARNING

  • Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) - Latin America/Caribbean

    9 months ago WARNING

  • Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) - Africa

    9 months ago WARNING

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November 4, 2013

Over 200 officials from nearly 40 countries convened in Chengdu, China, October 15–17, to participate in the Chengdu Forum on the United Nations initiative on Global Geospatial Information Management (UN-GGIM). Organized by the Secretariat of UN-GGIM and the National Administration of Surveying, Mapping and Geoinformation (NASG) of China, the event was themed “Global Map for Sustainable Development: Development and Applications in Urban Hazard Mapping.”

UN-GGIM is taking on a leading role in setting the agenda for the development of global geospatial information and promoting its use to address key global challenges. The forum provided a platform for the discussion of priority issues related to developing, managing, and sharing geospatial information. Additionally, it served to encourage and enable nations to better understand and apply natural hazard impact mapping and analysis in urban environments. Leading experts were engaged to share experiences and methodologies in the production, management, analysis, modeling, and dissemination of hazard-related geospatial information with each other and all participants.

As a sponsored speaker for the special session on Hazard and Risk Modeling Applications, Pacific Disaster Center (PDC) Deputy Executive Director Chris Chiesa presented, “Applied Science and Technology Supporting Risk Assessment, Hazard Monitoring, and Early Warning Around the Globe.” He also chaired the “Developing Geospatial Applications and Methods” session, and served as a panelist during the forum’s closing session.

The experts speaking at the Forum recognized that geospatial information plays a vital role in all phases of hazard and disaster risk management and reduction, and that it extends the ability of nations to map their geography and topography, including areas that are particularly vulnerable to hazards. During the three-day event, PDC’s capabilities, including the Disaster Alert mobile app and the PDC Active Hazard data service, were highlighted and discussed by forum speakers.

For more information on this event:
• Visit the UN-GGIM event site, and
• Read through the UN-GGIM annotated agenda.

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