Product ID: 1333 - English
Published: 26 Feb, 2009
GLIDE: SE-2009-000011-LKA
FootPrint (Lat x Long, WSG84 Geographic, decimal degrees)
TopLeft: 9.365736 x 80.701995
BottomRight: 9.298567 x 80.81633

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Analysis summary of satellite imagery acquired on 5, 18-19 February 2009 over the government-declared "Civilian Safe Zone" (CSZ) in the Mulattivu district of northern Sri Lanka: There are clear indications that thousands of IDPS have moved into the northern half of the CSZ between 5 & 19 February 2009. A satellite-derived preliminary estimate based on automatic detection methods, indicates there are approximately 2,850 newly erected IDP shelter structures within the area designated PC9. This represents a minimum increase of over 100% from the total building count within CSZ of 2,600 as of 5/2/09. Because of incomplete imagery coverage over northern CSZ, there is a high probability that the IDP structure count is significantly higher. It is important to note that no newly erected IDP shelter structures were detected in the southern half of CSZ. There are several possible impact crater sites within the southern half of the CSZ, along with limited building damages. Analysis was done with WorldView-1 satellite imagery recorded on 5 & 18-19 February 2009 at a spatial resolution of approximately 0.5 meters. This is an initial assessment and has not been verified in the field.
Satellite Data : WorldView1
Date : 5, 18-19 February 2009
Resolution : 0.5 meters
Copyright : NextView / DigitalGlobe 2009
Source : US Dept. of State (HIU)
Analysis : UNOSAT
GIS Data : Vectorized from imagery by UNOSAT
Projection : UTM Zone 44 North
Datum : WGS-84