Torrential rains and flash floods have killed more than 300 people and injured hundreds in Pakistan. In Karachi, home to more than 16 million people, extreme weather has left many neighborhoods in knee-deep water, leaving roads impassable and vehicles submerged. Changing weather patterns and heavy monsoon rains have been increasingly harder to predict, leading to the loss of billions of rupees in the commercial sectors.

Learn more about the Pakistan floods in the following news articles:

When crises occur, Maxar is committed to supporting the humanitarian community by providing critical and actionable information to assist response efforts and fulfill our purpose, For A Better World. As part of our Open Data Program, Maxar will publicly release data of the affected areas to support response efforts as it becomes available.

Any imagery or data distributed through the Open Data Program is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial 4.0 license (CC BY-NC 4.0). This licensing allows for noncommercial use of the information, meaning it can quickly be integrated into first responder workflows with organizations like Team Rubicon, the Red Cross and other nonprofits. If commercial companies are interested in using the data distributed through the Open Data Program, it can be purchased by contacting us here.

Imagery has been posted on our Open Data Program website. Please continue to check this site and our social media channels for updates on additional post-event data.

Pre-event satellite image of Karachi, Pakistan.

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