Typhoon Haiyan


The Use of Expendable UAVs After Typhoon Haiyan ~Patrick Meier, iRevolution

With our continuous coverage of Unmanned Arial Vehicles, my best go-to source for the word has become Patrick Meier at iRevolution. Scroll down our timeline of posts and you’ll see him all over this issue, from Humanitarian Disaster Response to Federal Statutes governing our access and use of this vital, life-saving technology.  ~Bruce Biles My…


NASA-Generated Damage Map To Assist With Typhoon Haiyan Disaster Response

The 40-by-50 kilometer damage proxy map, which covers a region near Tacloban City, where the massive storm made landfall, was processed by JPL’s Advanced Rapid Imaging and Analysis (ARIA) team using X-band interferometric synthetic aperture radar data from the Italian Space Agency’s COSMO-SkyMed satellite constellation. The technique uses a prototype algorithm to rapidly detect surface…


Micro-mapping Philippine’s Typhoon Yolonda / Haiyan disaster ~IRIN

Micro-mapping is under the spotlight three days after Typhoon Haiyan barreled into the central Philippines, affecting close to 10 million people, with thousands more feared dead. “The speed in which information can be filtered, categorized, and geo-located [has] increased dramatically through the use of digital humanitarian organizations and technology,” Cat Graham, a coordinator with the…