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Fact Sheet 2012–3061

United States Geological Survey (USGS) Natural Hazards Response

By Rynn M. Lamb and Brenda K. Jones

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The primary goal of U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) Emergency Operations is to ensure that the disaster response community has access to timely, accurate, and relevant geospatial products, imagery, and services during and after an emergency event. To accomplish this goal, products and services provided by the National Geospatial Program (NGP) and Land Remote Sensing (LRS) Program serve as a geospatial framework for mapping activities of the emergency response community. Post-event imagery and analysis can provide important and timely information about the extent and severity of an event. USGS Emergency Operations will also support the coordination of remotely sensed data acquisitions, image distribution, and authoritative geospatial information production as required for use in disaster preparedness, response, and recovery operations.

First posted December 13, 2012

For additional information contact:
Earth Resources Observation and Science (EROS) Center
U.S. Geological Survey
47914 252nd Street
Sioux Falls, South Dakota 57198

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Suggested citation:

Lamb, R.M., and Jones, B.K., 2012, United States Geological Survey (USGS) Natural Hazards Response: U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet 2012–3061, 4 p.


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