Fact Sheet 2010–3053
When emergencies occur, first responders and disaster response teams need access to aerial photography and satellite imagery that is acquired within hours of the event. The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) Hazards Data Distribution System (HDDS) provides quick and easy access to imagery and geospatial data that supports emergency response and recovery operations. HDDS provides data access and delivery services through graphic and (or) traditional directory-based interfaces that allow emergency response personnel to select and obtain pre-event baseline and post-event emergency response imagery. The initial graphic user interface for the Hazard Data Distribution System, HDDS2, was released June 2010.
USGS HDDS home page: http://hdds.usgs.gov/hdds2/
First posted June 2010
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Jones, B.K., and Lamb, Rynn, 2011, Hazards Data Distribution System update (ver. 2.0, July 2011): U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet 2010–3053, 1 p. (Also available at http://pubs.usgs.gov/fs/2010/3053/.)