Data Availability, Information Quality, Accountability...

Satellite imagery access during disasters

High resolution satellite imagery is normally produced by commercial companies such as Digital Globe, and the government licenses and gets access to the imagery. These companies make imagery freely available to non-governmental organizations through the Space Disaster Charter, during disasters. In case of the Haiti earthquake, such was the case, though the process was ad-hoc for the OpenStreetMap project to obtain access. ...more »


3 votes