Natural Disaster Monitoring System

Select a province by clicking on it or on the drop down menu on the top left corner and then follow the links to read more and asses the disaster

Over the past decade ther has been a notable increase in natural disaster as a result of factors such as climate change, environmental degradation and the increasing human population on the planet. Consequently, for the sustinance and monitoring of the planet and the human population, the need for disaster prediction, monitoring and tracking is required in order to provide aid to affected lives, rehabilitation programmes and contigency planning. To fascilitate this, a system for recording natural disasters timely as well as keeping a record of disasters is required.

DISTA is a system developed by The South African Space Agency in collaboration with The National Disaster Management Center. The interactive maps allows for disaster tracking and monitoring as well as quantifying extent of the damage. Various Maps with locations are shown on the base map. Clicking on an area allows for the retrival of disaster information for an area including viewing the maps of the affected areas.