SERVIR-HKH

SERVIR connects space to villages by generating geospatial information, including Earth observation data from satellites, geographic information systems, and predictive models useful to developing countries. SERVIR is a joint development initiative of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), working in partnership with leading regional organizations around the globe. SERVIR helps those most in need of tools for managing climate risks and land use. SERVIR’s activities in the Hindu Kush Himalayan region are implemented by ICIMOD under the flagship of SERVIR-HKH. 

With an overarching goal to improve environmental management and resilience to climate change, SERVIR‐Himalaya has been able to augment the capacity of ICIMOD as a regional resource centre to integrate earth observation and geospatial technologies for improved developmental decision making in the Hindu Kush Himalayan region.

SERVIR-HKH draws upon the professional, technological, and entrepreneurial expertise of different SERVIR hubs.

Objectives

  • Strengthen the ability of governments and other development stakeholders to incorporate Earth observations and geospatial technology into decision making
  • Advance free and open information sharing through national and regional platforms and collaborations
  • Develop innovative, user-tailored analyses, decision-support products, and trainings that advance scientific understanding and deliver information to those who need it

Geographical coverage

What is SERVIR?

Stories

Datasets

Digital polygon dataset of Glaciers in Sagarmatha National Park, SNP area. This dataset is extracted from inventory of glaciers and glacial lakes prepared by ICIMOD, 2002.


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Compiled MODIS Active fire dataset of HKH region derived from FIRMS (Fire Information for Resource Management System). The data shows the locations of fire incidents within HKH region on various dates in the period between 2000 to 2010 along with the confidence level information of such incidents.


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Digital line dataset of Road network of Wangchu, Bhutan. This dataset is created using topographic sheet maps at scale of 50000 and prepared by ICIMOD.


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Digital polygon dataset of Relief of Sagarmatha National Park, SNP. This dataset is derived from the digital elevation model (DEM) created by interpolating contour lines and spot heights from Topographical sheet data at scale 50000 of 1996 from Survey Department, Nepal.


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Landuse(polygon) dataset of Kathmandu Metropolitian City for the Geo-visualization on emergency response in case of earthquake disaster.


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Digital polygon data of Glaciers of Bhutan in 2010. This dataset is created using Landsat TM and ETM+, imageries of 2010. The glacier outlines was derived semi-automatically using object-based image classification (OBIC ) method separately for clean ice and debris cover and further editing and validation was done carefully by draping over the high resolution images from Google Earth.


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Digital polygon data of Glaciers of Bhutan in 2000. This dataset is created using Landsat TM and ETM+, imageries of 2000. The glacier outlines was derived semi-automatically using object-based image classification (OBIC ) method separately for clean ice and debris cover and further editing and validation was done carefully by draping over the high resolution images from Google Earth.


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Digital polygon data of Glaciers of Bhutan in 1990. This dataset is created using Landsat MSS, imageries of 1990. The glacier outlines was derived semi-automatically using object-based image classification (OBIC ) method separately for clean ice and debris cover and further editing and validation was done carefully by draping over the high resolution images from Google Earth.


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Digital polygon data of Glaciers of Bhutan in 1980. This dataset is created using Landsat MSS imageries of 1980. The glacier outlines was derived semi-automatically using object-based image classification (OBIC ) method separately for clean ice and debris cover and further editing and validation was done carefully by draping over the high resolution images from Google Earth.


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Land cover data of Bhutan for 1990. This dataset is created using the LandSat 30 meter spatial resolution satellite image of 1990.


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