With the combination of easy access to imagery and more accessible software tools, DigitalGlobe’s panchromatic, color and multispectral imagery supports humanitarian efforts around the world. Our Satellite imagery is employed for emergency planning, damage assessment, relief coordination and recovery management.
Use of current imagery is imperative in emergency evacuation preparedness. Imagery collected above the earth details vegetation states, new access roads and the potential impact on urban development with as close to real time views as possible. Our imagery solutions enable the creation and testing of evacuation scenarios using the real-world view as a guide. Utilities, emergency teams and transportation departments can confidently implement plans that optimize the safety of all involved.
Monitor the Globe
In DigitalGlobe’s operations center, we constantly monitor world events so that we can position our satellites to image events as soon as they occur. With our powerful high-resolution satellite constellation, we are able to gather coverage quickly and efficiently. Our imagery has been instrumental to agency relief efforts around the globe, including those for Hurricanes Katrina and Rita, earthquakes near Bam, Iran and Balakot, Pakistan and the Indian Ocean tsunami, as well as seasonal events like California wildfires and tornadoes across the Midwest.
When natural disasters strike and impact human life, humanitarians and civil governments rely on DigitalGlobe’s high-resolution imagery to evaluate ground conditions and guide rapid-response efforts. It is often impossible to assess the extent of damages from the ground, which is why responsive, agile satellites are valuable information sources, especially in remote regions of the world. In times of crisis, we quickly gather images and assimilate them into our online delivery platform, to portray the reality of the disrupted landscape, and enable response teams to determine the fastest, safest access routes.
Recovery and Rebuilding
Our high-resolution satellite imagery is frequently employed to monitor large scale disasters and their impact on the environment over time. Response activities are measured in days and weeks, but recovery and rebuilding efforts can take years. Multispectral imagery is well suited to map the extent of the environmental impact, and help government and humanitarian organizations monitor long-term recovery efforts and their impacts on remote human habitations.