Fact Sheet 2012–3061
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
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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.
USGS Emergency Operations Products and Services
Past Emergency Events
Access to Pre- and Post-Event Geospatial Information
Hazards Data Distribution System (HDDS)
HDDS Event Support