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Rapid Data Distribution System (RDDS) 4.0

NOTICE: On July 14, 2015 the RDDS system will be retired. The current RDDS system was built with technology that is no longer supported and is not being funded to be redesigned for today's technology. It has been a pleasure supporting our user community.
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Today's current hazard events.
The Rapid Data Distribution System (RDDS) provides easy access and download to seamless raster data. This system was developed to aid incident management teams, wildland fire specialists, and other emergency response personnel.

This application displays both vector and raster datasets of the continental United States, including several dynamic layers representing current hazards events (wildfires, earthquakes, etc.). The viewer allows the user to zoom in to their particular area of interest and then access the 'Order Data' function to download individual raster data layers. The actual raster data extraction and packaging is processed by EarthWhere, and then the final products are transferred to an http site for easy retrieval.
Data Content
Viewable Incident and Base Map layers are for reference purposes ONLY and not availabe for download through RDDS. Click on Incident Layer links below to be redirected to the authoritative source for these data layers.

Viewable Incident LayersViewable Base MapDownloadable Raster Products
Earthquakes (> 4 magnitude)
Active Volcanoes
Active Fires
Active Fire Perimeters
Stream Floods
Thermal MODIS
Remote Automated Weather Stations
ESRI World Imagery
ESRI World Street Map
U.S. Federal Lands
24K Index Grid
100K Index Grid
Ortho Imagery
Digital Raster Graphics (24K/100k topo)
Shaded Relief
Digital Elevation Models
Terrestrial Ecosystems (U.S./Africa)

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