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Open Data Program

Open data for disaster response

DigitalGlobe is committed to providing accurate, high-resolution satellite imagery and information to support response and 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.

All Open Data Events

Program Partners

“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 Pipo
Director,
United Nation Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA)

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