Hazards Data Distribution System (HDDS)

Fact Sheet 2015-3048
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When emergencies occur, first responders and disaster response teams often need rapid access to aerial photography and satellite imagery that is acquired before and after the event. The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) Hazards Data Distribution System (HDDS) provides quick and easy access to pre- and post-event imagery and geospatial datasets that support emergency response and recovery operations. The HDDS provides a single, consolidated point-of-entry and distribution system for USGS-hosted remotely sensed imagery and other geospatial datasets related to an event response. The data delivery services are provided through an interactive map-based interface that allows emergency response personnel to rapidly select and download pre-event ("baseline") and post-event emergency response imagery.

Suggested Citation

Jones, B.K., and Lamb, R.M., 2015, Hazards data distribution system (HDDS): U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet 2015–3048, 2 p., http://dx.doi.org/10.3133/fs20153048.

ISSN: 2327-6932 (online)

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  • Available Datasets
  • Hazards Data Distribution System (HDDS) Features
Publication type Report
Publication Subtype USGS Numbered Series
Title Hazards Data Distribution System (HDDS)
Series title Fact Sheet
Series number 2015-3048
DOI 10.3133/fs20153048
Year Published 2015
Language English
Publisher U.S. Geological Survey
Publisher location Reston, VA
Contributing office(s) Earth Resources Observation and Science (EROS) Center
Description 2 p.
Online Only (Y/N) Y
Additional Online Files (Y/N) N
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