Operational Status of Tripoli Military Airport (as of 28 March 2011)

Fri, 1 Apr 2011 15:38:14 GMT
Product ID: 1557 - English
Published: 1 Apr, 2011
GLIDE: OT-2011-000025-LBY
FootPrint (Lat x Long, WSG84 Geographic, decimal degrees)
TopLeft: 32.91 x 13.26
BottomRight: 32.87 x 13.31

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ANALYSIS: The operational status of the military airport in Tripoli, Libya was assessed from an analysis of satellite imagery collected on 26 February and 28 March 2011 Although there are no visible damages to airport building facilities, flight traffic is currently blocked by multiple unidentified obstructions placed deliberately along the runway and nearby taxi lane between 26 February and 28 March. A total of seven runway obstructions were identified, five along the runway and two along the taxi lane. All identified obstruction sites are marked on the map and two focus insets are provided to illustrate the range of obstruction types used. This was produced by UNITAR/UNOSAT in support of international humanitarian assistance to the people of Libya. The map is created to respond to the needs of UN agencies and their partners. It is intended to provide objective geographic information and has been designed for easy printing and readability for A4 and A3 prints. This is an initial assessment and has not yet been independently verified on the ground. Please send feedback to UNITAR / UNOSAT.
Satellite Data (1): WorldView-02
Imagery Dates: 28 March 2011
Resolution : 50 cm
Copyright: DigitalGlobe 2011
Source: European Space Imaging
Satellite Data (2): WorldView-02
Imagery Dates: 26 Feb. 2011
Resolution : 50 cm
Copyright: DigitalGlobe 2011
Source: European Space Imaging
Other Data: USGS, NGA
Analysis : UNITAR / UNOSAT
Production: UNITAR / UNOSAT
Analysis conducted with ArcGIS v10