Product ID: 1282 - English
Published: 16 Oct, 2008
GLIDE: CE-2008-000001-GEO

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This map presents a satellite-based damage assessment for the affected villages of Eredvi, Berula & Argvitsi, South Ossetia, Georgia following the armed conflict between Georgian and Russian military forces in August 2008. Damaged buildings have been identified with Ikonos & WorldView-1 satellite imagery acquired on 10 & 19 August 2008. Building damages have been classified by their date of detection as well as by the degree of damage. An estimated 94% of buildings were likely damaged or destroyed between the dates of 10 and 19 August 2008. The satellite-detected active fire data recorded daily supports this date estimate, suggesting further that most building damages likely occurred on 12-13 August (please see the fire map inset). Additional fire-related damages may also have occurred on 22 August, however this is not reflected in the damage figures presented in this map. Affected buildings were classified either as destroyed or severely damaged by standard image interpretation methods. Destroyed buildings have been defined by the total collapse of the structure or when it was standing but with less than 50% of the roof still intact. Severely damaged buildings were defined as having visible structural damage to a portion of one wall, or where a section of the roof was damaged but with over 50% of the roof still intact. This is an initial damage assessment and has not yet been independently validated on the ground. Please send additions/corrections to UNOSAT. Map scale for A3: 1:8,000; Projection : Pulkovo 1995 GK Zone 8N; Datum :Pulkovo 1995.
Satellite Image (1) : WorldView-1
Resolution : 50 cm
Imagery Date : 19 August 2008 (8:13 GMT)
Copyright : Digital Globe (2008)
Source: U.S. Department of State - HIU
Access Rules : NextView "EULA" - 2008
Satellite Image (2) : Ikonos (1m)
Imagery Copyright : GeoEye 2008
Imagery Date : 10 August 2008 (08:22 GMT)
Damage Analysis : UNOSAT