The path of the catastrophic tornado that ravaged Tuscaloosa, Ala., April 27 is depicted in this IKONOS satellite image. Access
to, and rapid dissemination of, imagery is critical to humanitarian assistance and disaster response operations.
the Fukushima nuclear power plant in Japan that was
damaged by the earthquake and tsunami and help Navy
ships there avoid contamination.
Enterprise GIS is a visualization tool for many Coast
Guard programs and accessible to all Coast Guard users.
The Coast Guard integrates commercial products from
open-source services to see multiple layers of informa-
tion, such as current vessel position and historical vessel
track data, Automated Identification System density
“heat maps,” or right whale positions and vessel prox-
imity. Because the product is unclassified, it can be
shared with other agencies and law enforcement author-