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Mountain GeoPortal

Innovative and integrated geo-based solutions to support informed decision-making for mountain development policies and practices.

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Mountain GeoPortal

The Mountain GeoPortal is a gateway to geo-information resources of the Hindu Kush Himalayan (HKH) region and aims to facilitate the sharing, integration and use of geographic information across a broad use-base. It provides access to science applications and datasets developed in the context of HKH region. It also disseminates information on various issues through interactive story maps. The GeoPortal is an important step in establishing a Himalayan Spatial Data Infrastructure with the aim to promote collaborative effort to build, share, and distribute geo-information resources. The GeoPortal also features SERVIR-Himalaya initiative supported by USAID and NASA.

Science Applications

The science applications is a collection of innovative and integrated geo-based solutions to support informed decision-making for mountain development policies and practices. The applications are being developed largely within the framework of SERVIR-Himalaya, which features web-based access to GIS data and satellite imagery, decision-support tools, interactive mapping and visualization, with the aim of providing scientists, environmental managers, and decision-makers with easy access to information.

Story Maps

Story maps help you tell remarkable stories with custom maps that inform and inspire. A story can effect change, influence opinion, and create awareness—and maps are an integral part of storytelling. Story maps gives the narrative a stronger sense of place, illustrate spatial relationships, and add visual appeal and credibility. Below you will find stories on a wide variety of issues and findings in the Himalayas through interactive map, text and multimedia components.

 

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Around the HKH

Science applications

Collection of innovative and integrated geo-based solutions

Air Quality Explorer for the HKH

The application supports air quality monitoring efforts in the Hindu Kush Himalayan region. It allows visualization...

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Resource Accounting Tool

The application carries out all the analyses or geo-processings in Google Earth Engine, the Google’s cloud based ...

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Glacier Dynamics in Afghanistan

The application showcases changes in the glaciers in Afghanistan from 1990 to 2015. The interactive glacier maps were ...

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Decision support system for flood management

The application allows users to view various flood related information such as inundation, hazard area, risk area ...

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Story maps

Collection of remarkable stories with custom maps that inform and inspire

Find stories on a wide variety of issues and findings in the HKH through interactive map, text and multimedia components.

The Panjshir Flood in Afghanistan

Experts working within the SERVIR Hindu Kush Himalaya Initiative at ICIMOD investigated the 2018 Panjshir flood using remotely sensed imagery in response to a special request ...

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The World's Highest Mountain Peaks

Interactive visualisation of the highest mountain peaks of the world that are above 8,000 meter from sea level.

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Potentially Dangerous Glacial Lakes of Nepal

This story map lists glacial lakes of Nepal that have been categorized as potentially dangerous based on a publication - "Glacial Lakes... "

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Assessing the Agricultural Difficulties in Nepal

This story map describes how farmers are demoralized by the problems that they are facing in the field.

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Events

Events around HKH

Reaching New Heights

Documenting fieldwork on the Rikha Samba Glacier

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Data on horseback

The story map follows team of researcher from ICIMOD, Bhutan's NCHM, and BASH, Germany on an annual cryosphere research expedition to Thana Glacier in Bhutan from 27 August–26 September.

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Capacity Building

The implementation of two initiatives – SERVIR and Regional Database Systems (RDS) – within the Mountain Environment and Regional Information System (MENRIS) has helped ICIMOD build its capacities in adopting many new technologies and contextualizing them to the needs in the region.

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