Product ID: 2403 - English
Published: 29 Apr, 2016
GLIDE: CE20130604SYR

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This map illustrates satellite-detected shelters in the area of the Rukban border crossing on the Syrian- Jordanian border. Using a satellite image collected by the Deimos-2 satellite on 24 April 2016, UNOSAT located 6,104 probable shelters in the open desert along and near the Jordanian side of the border about 25 kilometers southwest of the Al Waleed border crossing. This is an 81 percent increase in apparent shelters visible compared to the previous UNOSAT analysis done using an image collected 03 February 2016. Due to the very small size, the irregularity of the shelters and the cloud cover it is likely that some shelters may have been missed in this analysis, or some shelters were included erroneously. In addition, the border in this area is poorly surveyed and in dispute and has thus been depicted as a zone for the purposes of this map. This is a preliminary analysis and has not yet been validated in the field. Please send ground feedback to UNITAR - UNOSAT.
Satellite Data (1): Deimos-2
Imagery Dates: 03 February 2016 & 24 April 2016
Resolution: 75 cm
Copyright: Deimos Imaging, an UrtheCast Company 2016
Source: Deimos Imaging, an UrtheCast Company 2016
Satellite Data (2): Pleiades
Imagery Dates: 24 September 2015, 05 December 2015
Resolution: 50 cm
Copyright: CNES 2015 - Distribution Astrium Services
Source: Airbus Defence and Space
Satellite Data (3): WorldView-2
Imagery Dates: 02 November 2014, 01 October 2014, 25 July 2014
Resolution: 50 cm
Copyright: DigitalGlobe
Source: US Department of State, Humanitarian Information Unit, NextView License
Satellite Data (4): Various
Imagery Date: Pre-Crisis
Copyright: Microsoft
Source: Bing
Road Data: UNOSAT
International Boundary: Large Scale International Boundary - WVS, US Department of State
Analysis : UNITAR - UNOSAT
Production: UNITAR - UNOSAT
Analysis conducted with ArcGIS v10.3