Haiti: New satellite maps coming in to help Rescue

Haiti: New satellite maps coming in to help Rescue
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“Following the 7.0-magnitude earthquake that hit Haiti on 12 January, international agencies requested satellite data of the area from the International Charter on ‘Space and Major Disasters’.

The Charter, an international initiative aimed at providing satellite data free of charge to those affected by disasters anywhere in the world, immediately began re-tasking their satellites to get the data urgently needed.
Data are being collected by various satellites including Japan’s ALOS, CNES’s Spot-5, the U.S.’s WorldView and QuickBird, Canada’s RADARSAT-2, China’s HJ-1-A/B and ESA’s ERS-2 and Envisat.
These data are being processed into maps that show the degree of destruction. As soon as new data arrives, updated maps will be produced and made available to the international community.”

The updates may be accessed by clicking on the links on the ESA site – See Link Underneath for full Article & Links:

http://www.esa.int/esaEO/SEMDDBMJ74G_index_0.html