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NGA opens public website to support Nepal earthquake relief efforts

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 27, 2015
No. 2015-11

NGA opens public website
to support Nepal earthquake relief efforts

SPRINGFIELD, Virginia —  The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency opened a public website April 26 to host unclassified geospatial intelligence data, products and services in support of U.S. and international relief efforts in the aftermath of the earthquake that struck Nepal April 25.

The site, located at http://nga.maps.arcgis.com, initially contains search and rescue atlases covering Kathmandu and six other areas of Nepal, with maps, imagery and data overlaid to assist rescuers and relief planners. Other products and data layers will be added to the site as they become available.

NGA’s Nepal site shares a platform with its Ebola site, opened in October 2014. The sites use Esri’s ArcGIS online platform hosted by Amazon Web Services, both publicly available services.

NGA is also providing support directly to its mission partners and to the disaster relief and humanitarian assistance community through the All Partners Access Network.

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