Open Data for the Carr Wildfire

The Carr Fire west of Redding, California has continued to spread and cause significant damage. Most of the evacuations have been lifted, however the fires continues to spread in rural areas. The blaze has destroyed over 125,000 acres and is only 35% contained. So far approximately 1,060 homes, and 18…

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Earth Observation Challenge: The Three Winners

Sponsored by Maxar Technologies’ DigitalGlobe and the European Space Agency (ESA) Business Applications, the Earth Observation Challenge launched in April 2018, calling on developers, geoscientists, and innovative minds across Europe to submit tactical solutions using advanced geospatial technology for one of two challenges: Identifying water bodies or water changes Change…

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How DigitalGlobe Technology Helps Protect Isolated Tribes Deep in the Amazon Rainforest

The Amazon Conservation Team (ACT) partners with indigenous and local communities to protect the rainforest throughout northern South America. A field team from ACT traveled to the Curare – Los Ingleses Indigenous Reserve in the Colombian Amazon earlier this month to assist local communities in the creation of a detailed…

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Open Data for the Laos Dam Collapse

An under-construction dam in southeast Laos collapsed on the evening of Monday, July 23rd, unleashing flash floods on nearby communities. An estimated 17.7 billion cubic feet of water had spilled over the dam, enough to cover an area the size of Manhattan in water 28 feet deep. At least 27…

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