Product ID: 1248 - English
Published: 25 Aug, 2008
GLIDE: CE-2008-000001-GEO

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This map presents a satellite-based damage assessment for the villages from Kekhvi southwards to Kvemo Achabeti, South Ossetia, Georgia following the armed conflict between Georgian and Russian military forces in August 2008. Damaged buildings have been identified with WorldView-1 and Formosat-2 satellite imagery acquired on 19 August 2008 at a spatial resolution of 50cm and 2m respectively. Pre-conflict imagery from Google Earth was also used. An estimated total of 627 buildings within the mapped extent have been classified either as destroyed or severely damaged. An important preliminary finding of this satellite damage analysis is the observed heavy concentration of building damages within clearly defined residential areas. Please note, this is an initial damage assessment and has not yet been independently validated on the ground. Please send additions/corrections to the UNOSAT contact information. Map scale for A3 1:21,000; Projection : Pulkovo 1995 GK Zone 8N; Datum :Pulkovo 1995.
Satellite Data : WorldView-1
Resolution : 50 cm
Imagery Date : 19 August 2008
Copyright : Digital Globe (2008)
Source: U.S. Department of State - HIU
Access Rules : NextView "EULA" - 2008
Additional Imagery : Formosat-2 (2m pansharpened)
Imagery Copyright : NSPO 2008
Imagery Date : 19 August 2008
Fire Data : MODIS Aqua - Terra (NASA)
Fire Processing : U. of Maryland, NASA
Fire Dates : 7 - 25 August 2008
Damage Analysis : UNOSAT 2008