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IT Support and GIS/Remote Sensing Analyses are Vital for Disaster Rapid Response at UNOSAT

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Fall 2012

Using GIS and Remote Sensing software and data, and relying on 24/7 IT support, analysts at the United Nations Operational Satellite Applications Programme (UNOSAT) provide vital and timely information to disaster rapid response and relief organizations. This article details work that UNOSAT does, how they get notified of a disaster, how they get their source data, how they produce useable information for other organizations, and how important their IT support is to their work.