Destruction in Bossangoa Area, Ouham, Central African Republic

Wed, 19 Feb 2014 09:07:53 GMT
Product ID: 1940 - English
Published: 19 Feb, 2014
GLIDE: CE20131212CAF
FootPrint (Lat x Long, WSG84 Geographic, decimal degrees)
TopLeft: 6.51391 x 17.46705
BottomRight: 6.46393 x 17.43104

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This map illustrates locations of destroyed structures in Bossangoa, Central African Republic. Using a satellite image acquired 22 January 2014 and compared to an image from 5 December 2013, UNOSAT reviewed the town of Bossangoa and surrounding areas to locate signs of destroyed structures (see inset for example). A total of 1,120 destroyed structures were located in the area, though structures marked as destroyed on 5 December are classed as "probable" due to the lack of a previous image for comparison. Most destruction detected in the 22 January 2014 image was most likely a result of burning given the blackened structural remains visible in the imagery. The surrounding 150 square kilometers were also analyzed by UNOSAT but no visible damage was found in the sparsely populated area. This is a preliminary analysis and has not yet been validated in the field. Please send ground feedback to UNITAR / UNOSAT.
Satellite Data (1): WorldView-2
Imagery Dates: 5 December 2013
Resolution: 50 cm
Copyright: DigitalGlobe, Inc.
Source: US Department of State, Humanitarian Information Unit, NextView License
Satellite Data (2): WorldView-2
Imagery Date: 22 January 2014
Copyright: DigitalGlobe, Inc.
Source: US Department of State, Humanitarian Information Unit, NextView License
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