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Laser radar image of 2010 Mexicali earthquake released

Tuesday, February 14th, 2012

Released by an international team of scientists is a laser-radar image of the area surrounding the site of a Magnitude 7.2 earthquake that occurred in Mexicali, Mexico, in 2010. The laser radar technique can spot surface changes of just a few centimetres; in this image the blue represents a post-quake reduction in height and red indicates an increase.


Laser radar image of Mexicali, Mexico earthquake, 2010


Japan Earthquake and Tsunami map

Friday, March 11th, 2011

This from Esri today:

Japan Earthquake & Tsunami Map

Esri is serving a Japan earthquake map which disseminates information being sent via Twitter, YouTube, and Flickr. The social media layers allow for custom keyword searches. Streetmap, OpenStreetMap, satellite imagery, and topographic maps are part of the map overlay. The Ushadihi layer can be turned on to see messages related to locating trapped individuals. Additional map layers added as data becomes available. This map can be embedded in online articles. To request the embeddable code contact Jesse Theodore,

Undersea faults make quakes tough to study

Tuesday, January 26th, 2010

Undersea Faults Make Caribbean Quakes Hard to Study
According to geoscientists Michele Cooke, a challenge in assessing Caribbean earthquake hazards is that most of the tectonic plate is below sea level and “we can only access the active faults where they are exposed on the islands.”
—University of Massachusetts Amherst

More Haiti geospatial resources

Wednesday, January 20th, 2010

Satellite Imagery

GeoEye Imagery of Haiti Earthquake

DigitalGlobe Haiti Crisis Event Coverage

DigitalGlobe is now offering full resolution GeoTIFF imagery over Haiti free.

RapidEye has completed imaging of all of the regions in Haiti that have been most affected by the 7.0-magnitude earthquake that hit the area on January 12.

RADARSAT-2 space-based imagery is being used to assess damage and direct relief efforts to the Haitian capital of Port-au-Prince from the January 12, 2010



FortiusOne has created a news dashboard with the latest volunteered and official source data.

Google Maps

DeLorme has developed a free GPS-accurate dataset to assist in the Haitian relief efforts.
The company was contacted by numerous aid groups following the earthquake. A team of employees worked through the past weekend preparing a custom dataset utilizing the GPS-accurate DeLorme World Base Map along with aerial imagery, all of which can be displayed within the company’s XMap software and on Earthmate PN-Series handheld GPS units.


OSM and MapMaker data discussion, CrisisCamp Haiti discussion



Web Services
ERDAS has updated their Online Web Services to incorporate the GeoEye imagery collected January 13, 2010 (made available for free download). Users can also access the image in ECWP in ArcMap, AutoCAD, Microsoft Office, many other thick client packages and web clients by downloading the ECW Plug-in freely available for download on the ERDAS website

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