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August 17, 2017 | For a Better World

Open Imagery for Disaster Response in Sierra Leone and South Asia

Earlier this week, both Sierra Leone and South Asia experienced devastating disasters. In Sierra Leone, massive flooding and mudslides have killed nearly 400 people, completely destroying communities and making search and rescue efforts extremely difficult.

March 15, 2017 | For a Better World

Imagery released for Cyclone Enawo to support mapping activities

One week ago, a powerful cyclone made landfall on the northern part of Madagascar. Flooding has displaced over 100,000 people. High-resolution satellite imagery from DigitalGlobe is now open and available for the Cyclone Enawo response.

January 31, 2017 | For a Better World

Launching our open data program for disaster response

We're excited to launch our Open Data Program with which we will release openly licensed pre- and post-event imagery for select natural disasters each year.

October 18, 2016 | For a Better World

Improving disaster response from space

With GBDX, our geospatial big data platform, we can use trained neural network algorithms with OSM data to identify underwater at-risk infrastructure following Hurricane Matthew.

October 07, 2016 | For a Better World

Open data & volunteer mapping to support hurricane response in Haiti

We are making before/after imagery of the hurricane in Haiti available for relief efforts and working with HOT, the United Nations & American Red Cross. Read more:

May 06, 2016 | For a Better World

DigitalGlobe's rapid response to the devastating Fort McMurray wildfire

Our thoughts are with all those impacted by the Fort MCMurray fire. We are working with first responders & local governments to ensure imagery we've collected of the fire is in the hands of decision makers.

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