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ESRI, partners aid in tsunami response

ESRI and its international distributors are assisting government agencies and disaster relief organizations in responding to the recent devastating earthquake and following tsunamis in South Asia.

ESRI has offered its services to the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, Pacific Data Center, United States Pacific Command’s Joint Task Force/Civil-Military Operations Center, Thai Department of Disaster Prevention and Mitigation (DPM), GISTDA, Asia Pacific Natural Hazard Information Network, and numerous other organizations. ESRI is also coordinating with FEMA, NOAA, USGS, USAID Office of Foreign Disaster Assistance, and other U.S. agencies.

ESRI is providing 24/7 support services including temporary key-codes, technical support, and more. Requests for assistance should be sent to [email protected]

ESRI is also creating an Indian Ocean Disaster sub-channel on the Geospatial One-Stop portal to make a variety of resources available to anyone who needs them. These resources include many types of geographic data, map services, information about GIS projects in the region, lists of volunteers, and more. www.geodata.gov can be visited to access this information.