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Global Disaster Alert and Coordination System

Global Disaster Alert and Coordination System

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Download OpenGeoDa 1. Sign In To download GeoDa you first need to: Create a new account (or sign into existing account and go to step 2)You will be asked for a user name, email and license agreementA one-time login will be emailed to youUse the one-time login link to access the site and set your password blog » Hexbins! Binning is a general term for grouping a dataset of N values into less than N discrete groups. These groups/bins may be spatial, temporal, or otherwise attribute-based. In this post I’m only talking about spatial (long-lat) and 2-dimensional attribute-based (scatterplot) bins. Such binnings may be thought of as 2D histograms. This may make more or less sense after what lies beneath. If you’re just after that sweet honey that is my code, bear down on my Github repository for this project — hexbin-js.

Great Pacific Garbage Patch The area of increased plastic particles is located within the North Pacific Gyre, one of the five major oceanic gyres. The Great Pacific garbage patch, also described as the Pacific trash vortex, is a gyre of marine debris particles in the central North Pacific Ocean located roughly between 135°W to 155°W and 35°N and 42°N.[1] The patch extends over an indeterminate area, with estimates ranging very widely depending on the degree of plastic concentration used to define the affected area. The patch is characterized by exceptionally high concentrations of pelagic plastics, chemical sludge and other debris that have been trapped by the currents of the North Pacific Gyre.[2] Despite its size and density, the patch is not visible from satellite photography, nor even necessarily to a casual boater or diver in the area, since it consists primarily of a small increase in suspended, often-microscopic particles in the upper water column.

World Relief World Relief is an international relief and development agency. Founded in 1944 as the humanitarian arm of the National Association of Evangelicals, World Relief offers assistance to victims of poverty, disease, hunger, war, disasters and persecution. Headquartered in Baltimore, Maryland, the organization has offices worldwide. It is supported by churches, foundations, and individual donors, as well as through United States Government grants from USAID and other agencies. World Relief serves over 4 million vulnerable people a year and has over 100,000 volunteers actively engaged in reaching their communities with life saving messages.

GeoClaro The GeoClaro initiative is our international effort to reduce disaster risk within the most vulnerable communities in Latin America. We are particularly interested in slums. The strategy in GeoClaro (in English, “Transparent Land”) is to discover, working closely with local emergency responders and the people they serve, how the many systems (like water, electricity, transportation, shelter, food, education, and medical care) work within a community. We then analyze and visualize that information for the community, using high-performance computers to add hazard and risk analysis to the descriptions of the infrastructure.

Gallery Sub-Sort Natural Disasters by: Name / Path / Row / Latitude / Longitude / Sensor / Date Posted Return to Map Landslide near Oso, WashingtonSensor: L8 OLIPath/Row: 47/26Lat/Long: 48.900/-122.800Category: Natural DisastersDownload High ResolutionDate Posted: 04/02/2014 Grampians Fire, AustraliaSensor: L8 OLIPath/Row: 94/86Lat/Long: -37.500/142.800Category: Natural DisastersDownload High ResolutionDate Posted: 02/13/2014 Agno River Valley flooding, Philippines (Typhoon Haiyan)Sensor: L8 OLI, L7 ETM+Path/Row: 116/48Lat/Long: 17.300/121.500Category: Natural DisastersDownload High ResolutionDate Posted: 11/14/2013

Indian Ocean Garbage Patch There are trash vortices in each of the five major oceanic gyres. The Indian Ocean Garbage Patch on a continuous ocean map centered near the south pole The Indian Ocean garbage patch, discovered in 2010, is a gyre of marine litter suspended in the upper water column of the central Indian Ocean, specifically the Indian Ocean Gyre, one of the five major oceanic gyres.[1][2][3][4][5] The patch does not appear as a continuous debris field.

Global Water Foundation The Global Water Foundation (GWF)is a non-profit organisation dedicated to delivering clean water and sanitation to the world's neediest communities. Professional tennis player Johan Kriek founded the organisation in 2005 after attending meetings of the World Economic Forum in Cape Town, South Africa. The goals of the GWF echo the Millennium Development Goals established at the United Nations' Millennium Summit in September 2000.[1] Headquartered in Johannesburg, South Africa, with offices in Sarasota, Florida, and Raleigh, North Carolina, in the United States,[2] the GWF's goal is to raise public awareness, contribute technical assistance and fund programs to improve water quality and provide adequate sanitation in schools, rural areas and other communities across developing nations.

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