A quick look at a couple of companies responding to the urgent need for help in Haiti after the tragic devastation this week. Obviously, the imagery providers are some of the first companies that step into action… noteworthy are GeoEye and DigitalGlobe:
- In the wake of the tragedy that has struck Haiti, Global imagery provider, GeoEye has captured, processed and made available AFTER Earthquake Satellite image of Port-au-Prince, Haiti. The imagery clearly shows extensive damage throughout the city. One can see roads covered with debris from collapsed structures, people crowded in the streets and in open public places. More on this and related weblinks at http://www.gisuser.com/content/view/19465/2/
- DigitalGlobe is also providing free access to their Haiti-related online Crisis Event Service. DigitalGlobe imagery of Haiti is available for download on the website: http://www.digitalglobe.com/index.php/27/Sample+Imagery+Gallery
- see more http://www.gisuser.com/content/view/19466/2/
- GeoCommons and the http://finder.geocommons.com/ resource is also valuable for those looking for data and needing to prepare maps. See details on their blog: http://blog.fortiusone.com/2010/01/13/haiti-quake-disaster/
Any other Haiti response resources to share?