DLR/ZKI participates in the third meeting of the “International Working Group on the use of Satellite data for Emergency Mapping“ held at Geneva
On a semi-annual basis the International Working Group on the use of Satellite data for Emergency Mapping” (IWG-SEM) meets to develop joint communication schemes and guidelines for an improved international cooperation in emergency mapping during large scale disaster situations.
This time, the working group, currently chaired by the Joint Research Center (JRC) of the European Commission, met on the 15/16 October 2012 at the GEO Secretariat/WMO in Geneva.
During the two days the creation of a dedicated communication and information portal was discussed. Furthermore, first ideas for the definition of an emergency mapping ontology as well as of respective products and formats to enable the exchange of mapping and analysis products were developed.