Appendix B
Acronyms and Abbreviations

ACAP African Census Analysis Project

ACS American Community Survey

ADPC Asian Disaster Preparedness Center

AFRISTAT African Sub-Saharan Economic and Statistical Observatory

CE-DAT Complex Emergency Database

CIAT Centro Internacional de Agricultura Tropical

CIB Controlled Image Base

CIESIN Center for International Earth Science Information Network

COMET Centre for the Observation and Modeling of Earthquakes and Tectonics

CPS Current Population Survey

CRED Centre for Research on the Epidemiology of Disasters

DHS Demographic and Health Survey

DMSP-OLS Defense Meteorological Satellite Program-Operational Linescan System

DRI Disaster Risk Index

EERI Earthquake Engineering Research Institute

ESRI Environmental Systems Research Institute



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Tools and Methods for Estimating Populations at Risk from Natural Disasters and Complex Humanitarian Crises Appendix B Acronyms and Abbreviations ACAP African Census Analysis Project ACS American Community Survey ADPC Asian Disaster Preparedness Center AFRISTAT African Sub-Saharan Economic and Statistical Observatory CE-DAT Complex Emergency Database CIAT Centro Internacional de Agricultura Tropical CIB Controlled Image Base CIESIN Center for International Earth Science Information Network COMET Centre for the Observation and Modeling of Earthquakes and Tectonics CPS Current Population Survey CRED Centre for Research on the Epidemiology of Disasters DHS Demographic and Health Survey DMSP-OLS Defense Meteorological Satellite Program-Operational Linescan System DRI Disaster Risk Index EERI Earthquake Engineering Research Institute ESRI Environmental Systems Research Institute

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Tools and Methods for Estimating Populations at Risk from Natural Disasters and Complex Humanitarian Crises FAO Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations FEWS-NET Famine Early Warning System Network FGDC Federal Geographic Data Committee GIS geographic information systems GNOCDC Greater New Orleans Community Data Center GPS global positioning systems GPW Gridded Population of the World GRUMP Global Rural-Urban Mapping Project HDI Human Development Index HDM Humanitarian Data Model HICP Humanitarian Information Centre Pakistan HIS Humanitarian Information System IAF Inquérito aos Agregados Familiares ICDRM Institute for Crisis, Disaster, and Risk Management IDP internally displaced person IDRISI Imagery Classification Software IFRC International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies IIASA International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis INEGI Instituto Nacional de Estadística e Informática INGC National Institute for Disaster Management of Mozambique IPC International Programs Center IPUMS Integrated Public Use Microdata Series IT information technology IUSSP International Union for the Scientific Study of Population JERS-1 Japanese Earth Resources Satellite-1 MAE Mid-America Earthquake Center MAUP modifiable areal unit problem MEDS minimal essential data set MICS Multiple Indicator Cluster Surveys MODIS Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer MSF Médecins Sans Frontières

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Tools and Methods for Estimating Populations at Risk from Natural Disasters and Complex Humanitarian Crises NCGIA National Center for Geographic Information and Analysis NGA National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency NGDC National Geophysical Data Center NGO nongovernmental organization NIMA U.S. National Imagery and Mapping Agency NOAA National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration NPOESS VIIRS National Polar-orbiting Operational Environment Satellite System Visible Infrared Imager Radiometer Suite NRC National Research Council NSDI national spatial data infrastructure NSO national statistical office OAS Organization of American States OCHA United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs ODI Overseas Development Institute OFDA Office of Foreign Disaster Assistance OGC Open GIS Consortium ORC Macro Opinion Research Corporation ORNL Oak Ridge National Laboratory PALUCP African Project for Emergency Control of Migratory Locusts PUMA Public Use Microdata Area PVI Prevalent Vulnerability Index SALB Second Administrative Level Boundary SAR synthetic aperture radar SEDAC Socioeconomic and Data Applications Center SHARE Structured Humanitarian Assistance Reporting Effort TIGER Topologically Integrated Geographic Encoding and Referencing system UCSB University of California, Santa Barbara ULCP Unit for Migratory Locust Control UNCAP United Nations Consolidated Appeals Process UNDP United Nations Development Programme UNFPA United Nations Population Fund UNGIWG United Nations Geospatial Information Working Group

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Tools and Methods for Estimating Populations at Risk from Natural Disasters and Complex Humanitarian Crises UNHCR United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees UNICEF United Nations Children’s Fund UNPD United Nations Population Division UNSD United Nations Statistics Division UNSO Office to Combat Desertification and Drought USAID U.S. Agency for International Development USGS U.S. Geological Survey VMap Vector Smart Map WFP United Nations World Food Programme WHO World Health Organization