Open imagery and data to support Ecuador earthquake response

Last weekend, Ecuador experienced a devastating 7.8 magnitude earthquake which resulted in the deaths of 350 people and another 2,500 injured. While rescuers attempt search and rescue missions, many are still unaccounted for, especially in the cities of Manta and Portoviejo which suffered extensive damage. According to the U.S. Geological…

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The Satellite that Started a Revolution

It’s been nearly 60 years since humanity staked its first claim to space with the launch of Sputnik in 1957. Since then, we’ve launched satellites that do everything from probing the atmospheres of distant planets to telling us where we are along the route to grandma’s house. The U.S. and…

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DigitalGlobe opens access to satellite data to support disaster response efforts in Nepal

In response to the devastating 7.8-magnitude earthquake that struck central Nepal on April 25, DigitalGlobe has made high resolution satellite imagery of the affected areas freely available online to all groups involved in the response and recovery effort. This imagery can be accessed via Username: nepal Password: forcrisis Specifically,…

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