NOAA Emergency Response Imagery

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In order to support NOAA's homeland security and emergency response requirements, the National Geodetic Survey Remote Sensing Division (NGS/RSD) has the capability to acquire and rapidly disseminate a variety of spatially-referenced datasets to federal, state, and local government agencies, as well as the general public. Remote sensing technologies used for these projects have included lidar, high-resolution digital cameras, a film-based RC-30 aerial camera system, and hyperspectral imagers. Examples of rapid response initiatives include acquiring high resolution images with the Emerge/Applanix Digital Sensor System (DSS).

Update Frequency

Manually when needed


There are no restrictions on the use of this data.


Managed By

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Usage Examples


Resources on AWS

  • Description
    GeoTIFF & COG Imagery (COG Format available for recent events)
    Resource type
    S3 Bucket
    Amazon Resource Name (ARN)
    AWS Region
    AWS CLI Access (No AWS account required)
    aws s3 ls s3://noaa-eri-pds/ --no-sign-request
    Browse Bucket

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