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1 Strategic Framework on Geospatial Information and Services for Disasters Relevance for the Americas Region Seventh Session of the Committee of Experts on UN-GGIM Side Event --- UN Headquarters, New York 31 July 2017 Louis Brown

2 The Americas Region 2 Spans both hemispheres, north and south 40 independent countries plus several Caribbean OCT s 16 million square miles Population 1 billion plus Main languages: English, Spanish, Portuguese, French

3 Natural Disasters in the Americas 3 Meteorological events: Flooding Landslides Storms & hurricanes Droughts Forest fires

4 Natural Disasters in the Americas 4 Geological Events: Earthquakes Volcanos Tsunamis

5 The Strategic Framework 5 Governance and Policies Awareness Raising and Capacity Building Data Management LOCAL NATIONAL Priorities for Action REGIONAL GLOBAL Common Infrastructure and Services Resource Mobilization Positioning geospatial information to address global challenges

6 Chile: Last 10 years Regional Examples 6 Tocopilla Concepción Tocopilla Valparaíso, O Higgins, Maule y Biobío

7 Chile Multisectorial Working Group on Geospatial Information for Emergency and Disasters Management Regional Examples Objectives: -implement procedures protocol -Generate, collect, deliver and use geospatial information 7 Affected Areas Transport Infrastructure 111 layers Health Infrastructure Name Attributes Description Frequency Schools N of inhabitants and houses EPSG Scale

8 Chile Regional Examples 8

9 Jamaica Regional Examples 9 NERGIST National Emergency Response Geographic Information Systems Team Undertaking damage assessment and analysis prior to and post meteorological and geological events Provide existing geospatial data to support planning and recovery analysis exercises Post maps and data generated pre and post events on the LICJ geospatial portal or other relevant websites

10 Jamaica Regional Examples 10 NERGIST Damage Assessment Web Map in ArcGIS

11 Jamaica Regional Examples 11

12 Mexico Regional Examples 12

13 Mexico Regional Examples 13

14 Mexico Regional Examples 14

15 Mexico Regional Examples 15 People Houses Hospitals Schools Supermarkets Airports Hotels Banks Gas stations Dams Cattle units Neighborhoods

16 Regional Examples 16

17 Regional Examples 17

18 Regional Examples 18 UN-GGIM Americas: Caribbean Project Location of GNSS Stations Bahamas Cuba Republica Dominicana Sint Maarten Jamaica Haiti St. Kitts & Nevis Dominica St Vincent & The Grenadines Barbados Trinidad & Tobago Suriname

19 Regional Examples 19 UN-GGIM Americas: Caribbean Project Installation of GNSS Stations

20 Regional Examples 20 UN-GGIM Americas: Caribbean Project Installation of GNSS Stations

21 Regional Examples 21 UN-GGIM Americas: Caribbean Project Capacity Building & Trainings Courses from December April Geodesy 2. Geospatial Standards 3. Cartography 4. Metadata 5. Spatial Data Infrastructure 6. Use of Geodetic Equipment 7. International Forum on Geospatial Information for Disasters 8. Geographic Information Systems 9. Land Use Classification using MAD-Mex 10. Construction of Geoportals using MxSIG 11. Geospatial Data Quality Future courses for 2017: 12. QGIS Free Software 13. Geo-statistics 14. Verification of the Classification System for the Land Use and Vegetation Map * 3 courses with the Mexico-Chile Cooperation Fund

22 Regional Examples UN-GGIM Americas: Caribbean Project Capacity Building 22

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