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19 February 2012
February 2012, Geneva, Switzerland - The new application, called “CyberMappr”, has been developed within the Citizen Cyberscience Centre (CCC), created by UNITAR, CERN and University of Geneva as an incubator of new tools involving citizen-to-citizen cyberscience. CyberMappr uses the internet to connect volunteers to each other and to a group of expert analysts at UNOSAT with one common mission.
22 November 2011
This year saw the first successful roll out of the new improved version of the well-known GIS training course offered by the Asian Disaster Preparedness Centre that now includes tailored UNOSAT modules on post-disaster impact and damage analysis in emergency response mapping. The course is held once a year in Bangkok around October and lasts two weeks. The UNOSAT module is held on three consecutive days during the course.
19 October 2011
18 October 2011, Geneva, Switzerland. In keeping with its strategic commitment towards community mapping, UNOSAT has joined resources with Google to make online crisis maps available for the current Thailand floods and the ongoing complex emergency and drought in the Horn of Africa.
6 October 2011
In September 2018, UNOSAT delivered a successful training course on Geographic Information System (GIS) Capacity Development for Territorial Planning and Monitoring. This face-to-face training was held at UNOSAT premises in Geneva, Switzerland, where trainees were hosted at campus and provided with theory and hands-on activities.
27 September 2011
27 September 2011, Geneva, Switzerland – Only one month into its new Data-in-hand strategy, UNOSAT production has reached unprecedented timeliness approaching real-time analysis in the areas of humanitarian rapid mapping.
25 August 2011
The use of specialized software is an important component of advanced geographic information and satellite derived analysis; both need reliable technology for geographic information systems (GIS) and geodatabase management. Geographic information systems integrate hardware, software and data for capturing, managing, analyzing, and displaying all forms of geographically referenced information.
15 August 2011
12 August 2011, Geneva, Switzerland – UNOSAT announced today the completion of one essential step forward in its plan to secure long-term efficient and rapid access to satellite imagery to derive accurate and timely information in support of humanitarian relief and human security.
UNOSAT human security mapping becomes part of training on international humanitarian law at the International Institute of Humanitarian Law
25 July 2011
The International Institute of Humanitarian Law (IIHL) is an independent, non-profit humanitarian organisation founded in 1970. Its headquarters are situated in Villa Ormond, Sanremo (Italy). The main purpose of the Institute is to promote international humanitarian law, human rights, refugee law and related issues.
15 July 2011
After years of successful collaboration, UNITAR/UNOSAT (the operational satellite applications programme of UNITAR) and Google have strengthened their collaboration by signing an agreement that will give the crisis response and humanitarian community increased access to Google Map Maker source data for use in their disaster response and humanitarian activities, in more than 150 countries around the world.*
17 June 2011
15 June 2011, Geneva, Switzerland – UNOSAT trainers celebrated the first successful master level training delivered by the team in Geneva. The UNOSAT premises housed at CERN include a training facility that for first time hosted a 3-week intensive training to students of the Master Course on Disaster Management of the Universities of Copenhagen and Lund. The UNOSAT course is worth 6 ECTS credits.