Destruction in Oakka, Yangon Region, Myanmar

Fri, 3 May 2013 19:28:41 GMT
Product ID: 1742 - English
Published: 3 May, 2013
GLIDE: CE20130326MMR
FootPrint (Lat x Long, WSG84 Geographic, decimal degrees)
TopLeft: 17.522989 x 95.88515
BottomRight: 17.49633 x 95.841654

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This damage assessment by UNITAR/UNOSAT provides an overview of areas of damage in the town of Oakka, Myanmar, as of 2 May 2013 using imagery collected by the WorldView-1 satellite. UNOSAT reviewed the town for indicators of damage and destruction resulting from violence reportedly occurring on and around 30 April 2013. Results indicate several areas of destruction where multiple structures were apparently burned (see Figures 1 and 2). A total of 44 structures were definitively identified as destroyed by fire in the Oakka area. Dozens of additional structures are likewise probably burned but cloud cover, high incidence angle of image collection, and presence of vegetation renders their status uncertain. In addition, one possible IDP area was identified in the satellite imagery. The locations of these features are detailed in Map 1. Multiple areas of the image were obscured by clouds and were thus not analyzed.
Satellite Data (1): WorldView-1
Imagery Dates: 2 May 2013
Resolution: 50 cm
Copyright: DigitalGlobe
Source: European Space Imaging
Satellite Data (2): WorldView-2
Imagery Dates: 11 November 2012
Resolution: 50 cm
Copyright: DigitalGlobe
Source: European Space Imaging
Road Data : Google Map Maker / OSM / ESRI
Other Data: USGS, UNCS, NASA, NGA
Analysis : UNITAR / UNOSAT
Production: UNITAR / UNOSAT
Analysis conducted with ArcGIS v10.1