Science Applications

A collection of innovative and interactive web mapping applications that provides dynamic visualization of spatial data along with the tools to support informed decision making.

Status of Glaciers in the HKH Region

Comprehensive glacier inventory and status of the entire Hindu Kush Himalayan region

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Land Cover Dynamics in Bhutan

Statistics on the harmonised land cover database of Bhutan for 1990, 2000 and 2010

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Nepal Disaster Information Management System

Historical disaster events data and information on multi-level hazard, vulnerability and risk assessment

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Glacier Dynamics in Nepal Himalaya

Interactive mapping of glacier dynamics in Nepal for 1980, 1990, 2000, and 2010

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Glacier Dynamics in Bhutan Himalaya

Interactive mapping of glacier dynamics in Bhutan for 1980, 1990, 2000, and 2010

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Nepal Land Cover 1990 and 2010

Land cover data of Nepal for 1990 and 2010 with crowd feedback system for validation.

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Agriculture Atlas of Nepal

Visualization of district based agriculture statistics for agriculture products in the form of map atlas

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CREST Model Viewer for Bhutan

Climate change impact on hydrological flows of Wangchu Basin in Bhutan

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Forest Fire Detection & Monitoring in Nepal

MODIS based active fire detection and monitoring system in Nepal with SMS and email alerts

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Phobjikha Valley Resource Inventory

Resources inventory for supporting the conservation efforts of Phobjikha wetland ecosystem in Bhutan

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Bhutan GNH Index 2010

District-wise visualization of Gross National Happiness Index of Bhutan for 2010

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Historic Changes in Snow Cover in the HKH Region

Weekly snow cover statistics for major river basins and sub-basins in the Hindu Kush Himalaya region

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HKH Glacial Lake Inventory of the HKH Region

Detail mapping and inventory of glacial lakes in five major basins of the HKH region

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Flood Forecasting for Bangladesh

Experimental eight day JASON-2 Satellite flood forecasting for bangladesh

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Land cover dynamics in Myanmar

Land cover statistics for Chin, Kachin, Rakhine and Shan states of Myanmar, and for their corresponding districts

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Datasets

Showcases a catalogue of GIS, remote sensing, and attribute data used in Science Applications providing description (metadata) of the data with an option to download it.

The Status of Glaciers in the HKH Region

Comprehensive baseline information on the glaciers of the HKH region using Landsat 7 ETM+ images of 2005 ± 3 years with minimum cloud & snow coverage.

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Land Cover of Nepal for 2010

Land Cover classification of Nepal has been prepared from 30m Landsat TM data for the year 2010.

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Glaciers of Nepal for 2010

Decadal glacier inventory was carried out from the multi-temporal Landsat MSS, TM, and ETM+ imageries of 1980, 1990, 2000 and 2010.

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Population Density Estimates 1995 for HKH Region

Digital Grid dataset of Population density estimates in 1995 in HKH region.

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Glaciers of Bhutan for 1980

In order to monitor changes in the glaciers in the Bhutan Himalaya, a repeat decadal glacier inventory was carried out from Landsat images of 1977/78(1980), 1990, 2000 and 2010.

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Glaciers of Nepal for 1980

Decadal glacier inventory was carried out from the multi-temporal Landsat MSS, TM, and ETM+ imageries of 1980, 1990, 2000 and 2010. 

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Glaciers of Nepal for 1990

Decadal glacier inventory was carried out from the multi-temporal Landsat MSS, TM, and ETM+ imageries of 1980, 1990, 2000 and 2010.

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Glaciers of Nepal for 2000

Decadal glacier inventory was carried out from the multi-temporal Landsat MSS, TM, and ETM+ imageries of 1980, 1990, 2000 and 2010.

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Country Boundary of Nepal

The Country Boundary (polygon) Topographical basic vector digital data of Nepal in Geographic projection prepared by MENRIS/ICIMOD.

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Districts Data of Nepal

The Districts Digital Data (polygon coverage) of Nepal prepared by MENRIS/ICIMOD.

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The MODIS Snow Cover data of HKH Region

8-day composite 500 m resolution Terra satellite image from MODIS and global standard MODIS snow product after implementing cloud filtering techniques.

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Major River Basins of the HKH Region

Ten Major River Basins of the Hindu Kush - Himalayan (HKH) Region Topographic Basic vector digital data developed by ICIMOD based on SRTM DEM.

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Glaciers of Bhutan for 2010

The base map of glaciers was obtained by object-based image classification method using the multispectral Landsat images of 2010.

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Glaciers of Bhutan for 2000

In order to monitor changes in the glaciers in the Bhutan Himalaya, a repeat decadal glacier inventory was carried out from Landsat images of 1977/78(1980), 1990, 2000 and 2010.

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Glaciers of Bhutan for 1990

In order to monitor changes in the glaciers in the Bhutan Himalaya, a repeat decadal glacier inventory was carried out from Landsat images of 1977/78(1980), 1990, 2000 and 2010. 

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Story Maps

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

Potentially Dangerous Glacial Lakes of Nepal

This map story lists galcial lakes of Nepal that have been categorized as potentailly dangerous based publication - "Glacial Lakes and Glacial Lake Outbrust Flood in Nepal", published by ICIMOD in 2011.

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Potentially Dangerous Glacier Lakes of Bhutan

This story map shows the 25 potentially dangerous glacier lakes that could affect the downstream villages. Different initiative implemented by government and other organization for monitoring and early warning system of Glacial lakes to prevent further damages.

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Imja lake - Fastest growing glacial lake of the HKH region

This story map allows users to visualize the changes of Imja Glacial lake using a time-slider tool from 1992 to 2009 as well as it provides the basic information,charts and statistics about Imja Lake.

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The World's 14 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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Pressure on Forest Resources of Nepal

This story map reveals the present scenario of pressure on Nepal’s forest resources depicted by considering ratio of forest area per district to the households consuming firewood for cooking.

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Participatory 3D Model (P3DM) of different locations developed by ICIMOD

Among the different visualizing methods used to spatially reproduce people’s knowledge, P3DM is one which by adding the vertical dimension and producing a physical model, serves as a simple communication tool.

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Understanding Forest Fragmentation in Lorpa Watershed, Jumla

This story map allows comparison of Forest fragmentation in Lorpa Watershed, Jumla in 2006 and 2011 using swipe tool.

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Decadal Glacier Changes in Bhutan Himalayas

This story map showcases changes in the glaciers in Bhutan from 1980, 1990, 2000, and 2010.

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Land Cover Changes in Eastern Himalaya

This story map provides access to important land cover changes between 1975 and 2000 web maps of Eastern Himalayas.

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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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