Overview of Satellite Damage Assessment for Gori, Georgia

Thu, 28 Aug 2008 17:21:49 GMT
Product ID: 1257 - English
Published: 28 Aug, 2008
GLIDE: CE-2008-000001-GEO
FootPrint (Lat x Long, WSG84 Geographic, decimal degrees)
TopLeft: 42.034253 x 44.027091
BottomRight: 41.965641 x 44.131053

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This overview map presents a satellite-based damage assessment for the city of Gori, Georgia following the armed conflict between Georgian and Russian military forces in August 2008. Damaged buildings have been identified with WorldView-1 satellite imagery acquired on 19 August 2008. An estimated total of 33 buildings within the mapped extent of Gori have been classified either as destroyed or severely damaged. Ground craters likely caused by exploding munitions have also been marked. The approximate location of the Georgian train explosion on 24 August has been identified from Modis satellite fire detection data. Please note, this is an initial damage assessment and not all damage sites have been independently verified on the ground. Please send additions/corrections to UNOSAT. Map scale for A3: 1:28,000; 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
Fire Data : MODIS Aqua - Terra (NASA)
Fire Processing : U. of Maryland, NASA
GIS Data : USGS, UNEP, UNOSAT
Damage Analysis : UNOSAT 2008
Map Production : UNOSAT 2008
Projection : Pulkovo 1995 GK Zone 8N
Datum : Pulkovo 1995