Hurricane scenario tests new GeoSHAPE technology

  • Extreme Cold - Grand Prairie, Alberta, Canada

    8 minutes ago WARNING

  • Volcano - Sabancaya, Peru

    8 minutes ago WARNING

  • Storms - Trinidad and Tobago

    13 minutes ago WARNING

  • Severe Weather - N of Orangeville, Ontario, Canada

    17 minutes ago ADVISORY

  • Earthquake - 5.3 - 46 km ESE of Peace River, Canada

    18 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Winter Storm - Northwestern, United States

    31 minutes ago WARNING

  • Flood - Buffalo, NY Region, United States

    39 minutes ago WARNING

  • Snowfall - Cranbrook, British Columbia, Canada

    37 minutes ago WARNING

  • Blowing Snow - W of Orangeville, Ontario, Canada

    49 minutes ago ADVISORY

  • Drought - Northwestern United States

    56 minutes ago WARNING

  • Drought - High Plains United States

    56 minutes ago WARNING

  • Winter Storm - Western, United States

    1 hour ago WARNING

  • Drought - Southwestern United States

    58 minutes ago WARNING

  • Drought - Hawaii, United States

    59 minutes ago WARNING

  • Drought - Federated States of Micronesia

    1 hour ago WARNING

  • Flood - Atlanta, GA Region, United States

    1 hour ago WARNING

  • Volcano - Reventador, Ecuador

    1 hour ago WARNING

  • Snow Squall - Orillia, Ontario, Canada

    1 hour ago WARNING

  • Volcano - Mauna Loa, United States

    1 day ago ADVISORY

  • Volcano - Cotopaxi, Ecuador

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Extreme Cold - Stony Rapids, Saskatchewan, Canada

    1 hour ago WARNING

  • Volcano - Sangay, Ecuador

    2 hours ago WATCH

  • Arctic Outflow - Terrace, British Columbia, Canada

    2 hours ago WARNING

  • Winter Storm - Upper Midwestern, United States

    2 hours ago WARNING

  • Blizzard - Iqaluit, Nunavut, Canada

    2 hours ago WARNING

  • Winter Storm - NE of Pangnirtung, Nunavut, Canada

    2 hours ago WATCH

  • Blowing Snow - Mistassini, Québec, Canada

    2 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Blizzard - Port Burwell, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada

    2 hours ago WARNING

  • Earthquake - 5.4 - 20 km SW of Taupo, New Zealand

    12 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Flood - Newberry, MI Region, United States

    2 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Congo Basin, Tanzania

    3 hours ago WARNING

  • High Wind - Montreal, Québec, Canada

    2 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Limbe, Sud-Ouest, Cameroon

    3 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Shatt Al Arab Basin, Iraq, Jordan and Syria

    3 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Cuyuni Basin, SW of Cuyuni River, Brazil, Venezuela and Guyana

    3 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - San Juan Basin, Costa Rica, Honduras and Nicaragua

    3 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - E of Tucupita, Delta Amacuro, Venezuela

    3 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - W of Mabaruma, Barima-Waini, Guyana

    3 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Parana Basin, Paraguay and Cuiaba Rivers, Brazil and Bolivia

    3 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - E of Pekanbaru, Jambi, Riau and Sumatera Barat, Indonesia

    3 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - SE of Derby, Western Australia, Australia

    3 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - NW of Karachi, Baluchistan and Sind, Pakistan

    3 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - SE of Hanjiang Xixi Basin, Philippines

    3 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Mekong Basin, N of Mun River, Laos, Thailand and Vietnam

    3 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - W of Oum Hadjer, Batha, Chad

    3 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - W of Pannawonica, Western Australia, Australia

    3 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Bulungan Basin, Indonesia and Malaysia

    3 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Volta Basin, W of White Volta River, Ghana and Togo

    3 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Chao Phraya Basin, Myanmar, Malaysia and Thailand

    3 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Orange Basin, E of Fish River, Botswana and South Africa

    3 hours ago WARNING

  • Volcano - Fuego, Guatemala

    3 hours ago WARNING

  • High Wind - Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, Canada

    3 hours ago WARNING

  • Drought - Tuvalu

    3 hours ago WARNING

  • Severe Weather - N of Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

    3 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Extreme Heat - Western Australia

    3 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Watertown, NY Region, United States

    3 hours ago WARNING

  • Winter Storm - Hokkaido, Japan

    3 hours ago WARNING

  • High Wind - Channel-Port aux Basques, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada

    3 hours ago WARNING

  • Winter Storm - Northern Rockies and Plains, United States

    4 hours ago WARNING

  • Volcano - Popocatepetl, Mexico

    5 hours ago WARNING

  • Landslides - Northern Vietnam

    5 hours ago WARNING

  • Earthquake - 5.7 - 49 km NE of Bandar-e Lengeh, Iran

    5 hours ago WARNING

  • Volcano - Dukono, Indonesia

    5 hours ago WATCH

  • Earthquake - 5.0 - Fiji region

    6 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Winter Storm - Attawapiskat, Ontario, Canada

    6 hours ago WARNING

  • Drought - Eastern Africa

    7 hours ago WARNING

  • High Wind - Prince Rupert, British Columbia, Canada

    10 hours ago WARNING

  • Snowfall - Dawson City, Yukon, Canada

    10 hours ago WARNING

  • Wildfire - NE of Anmatjere, Northern Territory, Australia

    13 hours ago INFORMATION

  • Wildfire - N of Walpole, Western Australia, Australia

    13 hours ago INFORMATION

  • Rainfall - Natashquan, Québec, Canada

    13 hours ago WARNING

  • Winter Storm - Eastmain, Québec, Canada

    13 hours ago WARNING

  • Snowfall - Sept-Iles, Québec, Canada

    13 hours ago WARNING

  • Snowfall - Nain, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada

    13 hours ago WARNING

  • Rainfall - Channel-Port aux Basques, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada

    14 hours ago WARNING

  • High Wind - Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

    14 hours ago WARNING

  • Rainfall - Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

    14 hours ago WARNING

  • Extreme cold - Shanxi Province, China

    14 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - W of Atrek Basin, Iran and Caspian Sea

    16 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Zhem Basin, SE of Zhem River, Kazakhstan and Caspian Sea

    16 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Kilindoni, Lindi and Pwani, Tanzania

    16 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Carupano, Sucre, Venezuela

    16 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Joinville, Paraná, Santa Catarina and São Paulo, Brazil

    16 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - S of Matamoros, Tamaulipas, Mexico

    16 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - SW of Nueve de Julio, Buenos Aires, Argentina

    16 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - N of Pedro Luro, Buenos Aires, Argentina

    16 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - SE of Viseu, Pará, Brazil

    16 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - NE of Dolores, Buenos Aires, Argentina

    16 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Parana Basin, South America

    16 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - NW of Merauke, Papua, Indonesia

    16 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Tanjungpinang, Kepulauan Riau, Indonesia

    16 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - W of Parnaiba, Piauí, Brazil

    16 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Hari Basin, Indonesia

    16 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Chennai, Eastern India

    16 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - NW of Aurangabad, Bihar, India

    16 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Salween Basin, S of Salween River, China, India and Myanmar

    16 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Hanggin Houqi, Nei Mongol and Ningxia Hui, China

    16 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - S of Nagchu, Xizang, China

    16 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - NW of Hechi, Guangxi, China

    16 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Yenisey Basin, SW of Selenga River, Russia and Mongolia

    16 hours ago WARNING

  • Storms - Greece

    16 hours ago WARNING

  • Earthquake - 5.0 - near the east coast of Honshu, Japan

    18 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Earthquake - 5.2 - Pacific-Antarctic Ridge

    21 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Wildfire - N of Babahoyo, Los Rios, Ecuador

    22 hours ago INFORMATION

  • Wildfire - SE of Vallegrande, Santa Cruz, Bolivia

    22 hours ago INFORMATION

  • Volcano - Semeru, Indonesia

    22 hours ago WARNING

  • Earthquake - 5.5 - Reykjanes Ridge

    23 hours ago WATCH

  • Volcano - Sheveluch, Russia

    23 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Flood - Nile Basin, Eastern Africa, Middle Africa and Northern Africa

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Flood - Congo Basin, Middle Africa and Eastern Africa

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Flood - La Paz, Baja California, Baja California Sur and Sonora, Mexico

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Flood - SE of San Carlos, Río San Juan, Nicaragua

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Flood - Yaqui Basin, E of Yaqui River, Mexico

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Flood - NW of Tecuala, Nayarit, Mexico

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Flood - Balancan, Tabasco, Mexico

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Flood - N of Rosario, Entre Ríos and Santa Fe, Argentina

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Flood - Magdalena Basin, NW of Magdalena River, Colombia

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Flood - Orinoco Basin, Orinoco and Apure Rivers, Colombia and Venezuela

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Flood - Totness, Coronie, Suriname

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Flood - Amazon Basin, W of Mamore River, Brazil, Bolivia and Peru

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Flood - Murray Basin, Murray, Darling and Murrumbidgee Rivers, Australia

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Flood - Mahakam Basin, Kapuas and Mahakam Rivers, Indonesia and Malaysia

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Flood - Raba, Nusa Tenggara Barat, Indonesia

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Flood - SE of Mahakam Basin, Indonesia

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Flood - NE of Merauke, Papua, Indonesia

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Flood - Mataram, Nusa Tenggara Barat, Indonesia

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Flood - W of Bengawan Solo Basin, Indonesia

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Flood - Ganges Basin, NE of Penner River, India and Bangladesh

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Flood - Irrawaddy Basin, W of Irrawaddy River, Myanmar and Thailand

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Flood - E of Zhosaly, Aqtöbe and Qyzylorda, Kazakhstan

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Flood - SE of Cauvery Basin, Sri Lanka

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Flood - N of Baoshan, Southwest China

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Flood - SE of Karachi, Sind, Pakistan

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Flood - NW of Chattogram, Chittagong, Bangladesh

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Flood - Thanjavur, Kerala, Puducherry and Tamil Nadu, India

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Flood - Indus Basin, India and Pakistan

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Flood - Hyderabad, Baluchistan, Punjab and Sind, Pakistan

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Flood - Brahmaputra Basin, Eastern Asia, Southern Asia and South-eastern Asia

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Flood - Yangtze Basin, Yangtze, Yalong Jiang and Duke He Rivers, China

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Flood - Mekong Basin, Cambodia and Vietnam

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Flood - Mekong Basin, South-eastern Asia

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Flood - Shatt Al Arab Basin, Iran, Iraq and Saudi Arabia

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Flood - S of Abadan, Khuzestan, Iran

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Flood - E of Lodwar, Turkana, Kenya

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Flood - Irrawaddy Basin, India, Bangladesh and Myanmar

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Flood - E of Abadan, Khuzestan, Iran

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Flood - Conakry, Conakry, Guinea

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Flood - Ogooue Basin, Middle Africa

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Flood - NE of Adigrat, Tigray, Ethiopia

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Flood - Alexandria, Al Iskandariyah, Egypt

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Flood - Niger Basin, Nigeria

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Flood - Niger Basin, Niger and Bani Rivers, Burkina Faso and Mali

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Flood - N of Saint-Louis, Saint-Louis, Mauritania

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Flood - Antsiranana, Antsiranana, Mahajanga and Toamasina, Madagascar

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Flood - Abhe Bad Basin, Eastern Africa

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Flood - Chad Basin, Chad

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Flood - Itapicuru Basin, Brazil

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Flood - Buzi Basin, N of Buzi River, Mozambique and Zimbabwe

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Flood - Chao Phraya Basin, Thailand

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Flood - Vam Co Basin, N of Vam Co River, Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Flood - Indus Basin, Afghanistan and Pakistan

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Flood - Hingol Basin, W of Hingol River, Iran and Pakistan

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Flood - Chad Basin, Central African Republic, Sudan and Chad

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Flood - Senegal Basin, Western Africa

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Flood - N of Lamu, Lamu, Kenya

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Flood - Niger Basin, Benin and Nigeria

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Flood - Chad Basin, Middle Africa and Western Africa

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Flood - Qiantang Jiang Basin, China and Taiwan

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) - Europe

    7 months ago WARNING

  • Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) - Africa

    7 months ago WARNING

  • Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) - Middle East

    7 months ago WARNING

  • Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) - North America

    7 months ago WARNING

  • Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) - Asia Pacific

    7 months ago WARNING

  • Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) - Latin America/Caribbean

    7 months ago WARNING

  • Floods - United Kingdom

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Floods - Catabato Province, Philippines

    1 day ago INFORMATION

  • Floods - Chiba, Japan

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Severe Weather - East Java Province, Indonesia

    1 day ago INFORMATION

  • Landslides - Italy

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Storms - Brazil

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Landslides - Catabato Province, Philippines

    1 day ago INFORMATION

  • Floods - Western Venezuela

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Extreme Cold - Northern Vietnam

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Storms - Northern Vietnam

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Extreme Heat - Southern Vietnam

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Storms - Eastern Malaysia

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Extreme Cold - South Korea

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Storms - Southern India

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Volcano - Pavlof, United States

    1 day ago WATCH

  • Landslides - Cameroon

    2 days ago WARNING

  • Extreme Cold - Xiangxi Tujia and Miao Autonomous, China

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Storms - Southern Italy

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Cholera - Haiti

    2 days ago WARNING

  • Ebola Virus - Uganda

    4 weeks ago WARNING

  • Storms - Southeastern Paraguay

    2 days ago WARNING

  • Volcano - Nevado del Ruiz, Colombia

    2 days ago WARNING

  • Volcano - Alaid, Russia

    4 days ago ADVISORY

  • Drinking Water - NW of North Battleford, Saskatchewan, Canada

    1 week ago ADVISORY

  • Ebola Virus - Eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo

    3 months ago WARNING

  • Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) - Hawaii

    7 months ago WARNING

August 25, 2014

The Geospatial capabilities for Security, Humanitarian Assistance and Partnership Engagement (GeoSHAPE) has resulted in new mapping technology for creating, versioning, updating, and replicating geospatial data. Designed to facilitate collaboration on geospatial information, GeoSHAPE technology integrates data from multiple sources, including a geospatial portal (GeoNode), a web mapping client (MapLoom), and a mobile application (Arbiter), and displays the results in a dynamic Internet-based map. The information compiled on the map facilitates improved situational awareness and decision making during humanitarian assistance and disaster relief situations.

GeoSHAPE was developed under the management of the U.S. Southern Command’s (SOUTHCOM) Science, Technology and Experimentation Division. SOUTHCOM, the National Emergency Commission of the Dominican Republic (NEC), and the United Nations Platform for Space-based Information for Disaster Management and Emergency Response (UN-SPIDER) programme conducted a final GeoSHAPE demonstration, July 28 to 31. The demonstration simulated a hurricane scenario to confirm the tool’s operational usefulness. The simulation also integrated GeoSHAPE into the routine procedures of the Dominican Republic’s National Emergency Operations Center.

This was the third and final operational demonstration (OD3) for the Department of Defense (DoD) Joint Capability Technology Demonstration (JCTD) project called Rapid Open Geospatial User-driven Enterprise (ROGUE). OD3 is the follow-up to an exercise conducted in Tegucigalpa, Honduras, and Soto Cano Air Base in June, in which GeoSHAPE was used to enhance coordination and efficiency of simulated emergency response efforts.

As transition manager for the ROGUE JCTD, Pacific Disaster Center (PDC) integrated the GeoSHAPE technology into its DisasterAWARE/Emergency Operations (EMOPS) system for all three operational demonstrations. The scenarios tested the capability to collect geospatial data from users with mobile devices performing field damage assessments, as well as from data entered by operators in an emergency operation center. Those data were then replicated to multiple agencies automatically and in real time, including to PDC, where the features were displayed in EMOPS. The hurricane exercise demonstrated how a “GeoSHAPE-enabled” DisasterAWARE system can successfully support disaster operations within the Dominican Republic and elsewhere. Throughout OD3, PDC Liaison to SOUTHCOM Darron Pustam provided support and guidance on DisasterAWARE to the SOUTHCOM Science and Technology team.

Upon successful evaluation, GeoSHAPE will be incorporated into PDC’s DisasterAWARE platform, which is known for providing continuous up-to-the minute hazard information globally and functioning as a hub for accessing, updating, and sharing relevant data before, during, and after a disaster.

Learn more about the event and GeoSHAPE with these resources:
• Visit the GeoSHAPE website,
• Look at the UNSPIDER’s event article,
• View an article from Star-Tides,
• See photos from the U.S. Embassy in Dominican Repbulic’s Facebook page,

• Watch a video on GeoSHAPE software testing, or other demonstrations from the exercise on UAV, COMCUBE, or UAS,
• Read about the second operational demonstration in Honduras,
• Read about the first ROGUE operational demonstration last year,
• View the ROGUE-JCTD white paper (February 2013), or 
• View more information in SOUTHCOM’s ROGUE project.

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