The Afghanistan Spatial Data Center (ASDC) is developed by iMMAP in Afghanistan. It is part of the iMMAP Disaster Risk Reduction Program, which is funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID)/Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance (OFDA).
The Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) program is a scientific program that supports the humanitarian community with critical information to aid decision makers in emergency response or program development. The Afghanistan Spatial Data Center (ASDC) is the dissemination platform for DRR data and other baseline information. At present the ASDC is the most advanced geoportal on Afghanistan containing comprehensive and accurate data. The iMMAP DRR program is funded by USAID and it is ready for daily usage.
The information provided on ASDC are especially useful in regards to prediction, emergency response, M&E and planning purposes.
Main available information
Population estimates at village level
Flood risk areas and population/landcover type at risk
Avalanche risk areas and population at risk
Humanitarian Access for entire Afghanistan, mapped daily
More than 135.000 incidents on record (since 2008)
Can be filtered by date/incident type/area and target type.
Accessibility. Travel time and distance between points of interest:
e.g. How many million persons can reach the hospital within one-hour travel time (at nationwide/province/district/sub area)
e.g. For each village which is the nearest hospital, airport or administrative centre how far is it and how long does it take to travel there
(include estimation on population at risk for each of the following):
Every hour the Flash Flood Risk is estimated valid for the next 6 hours
Every 6 hours the river flood risk is estimated for the next 4 (GFSM) - 20 (GLOFAS) days
Every day the snow cover and snow depth is estimated
Once a day the avalanche risk based on snow cover and depth is assessed
Earthquake data is being monitored every 5 minutes
+5M Earthquakes estimates on population shake intensity (approx. 1 1/2 hours after event)
ASDC Core Team
Program Manager and Science Officer
Dr. Emlyn Hagen has led the development of the ASDC conceptually and scientifically. At one hand creating the various unique data sets utilised by the project, as well as developing the scientific methodology for the prediction and statistics.
Mr. Budi Hermansyah has created the ASDC GeoNode portal. Which is an advanced and further development of the GeoNode supported by the World Bank. These advancements include the creation of all statistics and user interfaces, statistics, POI’s models, as well as automated data retrieval and analysis for forecasting purposes. Furthermore, an advanced dashboard has been created by Mr. Budi Hermansyah.
Currently, he is also supported by Mr. Dodi Wahyu Setiawan for back-end side while Ms. Rafinkanisa Witarayoga supporting in the front-end development of ASDC.
Information Management Officer - Training and Outreach
Carlos L. Barrio has led the dedicated training program of users on the ASDC since October 2017. He is supported by two local nationals in this effort. The training program is further supported by videos as well as a certification process.
The ASDC is supported by talented Information Management Officers in Kabul, who cover a range of humanitarian sectors. A data entry staff are updating information on on a daily basis. A development unit is based in Indonesia who ensure the continuous improvements and functionally of the ASDC.