Humanitarian Rapid Mapping activations have increased in 2011|
08 May 2012
Figures from UNOSAT reports indicate that the humanitarian community relied on UNOSAT mapping more in 2011 than in the previous year.
Created in 2003, the UNOSAT Humanitarian Rapid Mapping Service has evolved into a fully operational and reliable mapping support for humanitarian operators, both UN and NGOs.
Since its creation in 2003 the service has been active in over 200 large crises, both disasters and complex emergencies. The work involves rush acquisition and processing of satellite imagery to generate geographic information and analytical reports in addition to GIS layers in support of UN emergency relief agencies.
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