DigitalGlobe is committed to helping everyone See A Better World™ by providing accurate high-resolution satellite imagery to support disaster recovery in the wake of large-scale natural disasters.
We release open imagery for select sudden onset major crisis events, including pre-event imagery, post-event imagery and a crowdsourced damage assessment.
When crises occur, DigitalGlobe is committed to supporting the humanitarian community by providing critical and actionable information to assist response efforts. Associated imagery and crowdsourcing layers are released into the public domain under a Creative Commons 4.0 license, allowing for rapid use and easy integration with existing humanitarian response technologies.
Read more about our open data event activation protocol here.
Tropical Cyclone Enawo
Intense Tropical Cyclone Enawo made landfall in north-eastern Madagascar’s Sava region on 7 March and then moved southward in an arc across central and south-eastern parts of the country as a tropical depression before exiting the country on the morning of 10 March. Madagascar’s National Office for the Management of Risks and Crises (BNGRC) recently reported 295,950 people have been affected by the cyclone, including 84,660 who remain displaced. The number of deaths due to the storm has risen to 50 with 20 people missing and 195 injured.
The released imagery can be downloaded here.
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“Without DigitalGlobe as key partner providing satellite imagery, there would not be HOT as we know it.”—Cristiano Giovando, Technical Project Lead, Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team
"This initiative underlines the trusted partnership between UNOOSA and DigitalGlobe in the area of geospatial information and analytics as the rapid availability of data is essential for a successful response to such a devastating event like the earthquake in Ecuador"—Simonetta Di Pippo, Director of the United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA)