Disaster Relief

Launching our open data program for disaster response

Today, we formally launch our Open Data Program with a special focus on disaster response. DigitalGlobe will release openly licensed pre- and post-event imagery for select natural disasters each year, and our crowdsourcing platform, Tomnod, will prioritize micro-tasking to expedite damage assessments. All the data from previous events are available…

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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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