Evolution of Al Zaatari Refugee Camp Mafraq Governorate, Jordan

Tue, 14 May 2013 11:35:11 GMT
Product ID: 1747 - English
Published: 14 May, 2013
GLIDE: CE-2011-000181-SYR
FootPrint (Lat x Long, WSG84 Geographic, decimal degrees)
TopLeft: 32.307737 x 36.317178
BottomRight: 32.278901 x 36.339416

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This map illustrates satellite-detected shelters and other buildings at the Al Zaatari refugee camp in Mafraq Governorate, Jordan. As of 4 May 2013 a total of 28,243 shelters were detected as well as 1,662 infrastructure and support buildings within the 530.95 hectares of the camp. An initial analysis of the camp by UNOSAT using an image from 15 November 2012 found 5,138 shelters. This indicates that between 15 November 2012 and 4 May 2013 shelters in the camp increased by 450%. In addition, total area of the camp increased from 216 hectares to 531 hectares in the same period, a 146% increase. Areas of expansion are also visible in the image as of 4 May 2013, indicating preparations are underway to accommodate increased numbers of refugees in the near future.
Satellite Data (1): WorldView-1
Imagery Dates: 4 May 2013
Resolution: 50 cm
Copyright: DigitalGlobe
Source: European Space Imaging
Satellite Data (2): WorldView-2
Imagery Dates: 26 February 2013
Resolution: 50 cm
Copyright: DigitalGlobe
Source: European Space Imaging
Satellite Data (3): WorldView-2
Imagery Dates: 3 January 2013
Resolution: 50 cm
Copyright: DigitalGlobe
Source: European Space Imaging
Satellite Data (4): WorldView-1
Imagery Dates: 15 November 2013
Resolution: 50 cm
Copyright: DigitalGlobe
Source: European Space Imaging
Analysis : UNITAR / UNOSAT
Production: UNITAR / UNOSAT
Analysis conducted with ArcGIS v10.1