Latest Headlines

IKONOS Satellite Imagery Aids Portugal Forest Fire Damage Assessment 08.26.2003

August 26, 2003
/ Print / Reprints /
/ Text Size+
Images available now on European Space Imagings website.

After the devastating forest fires in Portugal, there is a strong need to assess the dimensions of the disaster and to coordinate the aid efforts. European Space Imaging collected high-resolution IKONOS satellite images of the affected regions in Portugal on Sunday, 17th August and coordinated first evaluations and analysis with its technology partner, the German Aerospace Center (DLR).

The IKONOS imagery allows for objects as large as 80 centimeters to be clearly distinguished and gives a very detailed overview of the degree of damage in the areas ravaged by the forest fires.

The images show that not only large areas of forests and agricultural land have been affected, but also many towns and villages. The blazes have been worst in Central Portugal between the town of Santarem and Castelo Branco as well as in the mountainous regions east of the city of Aljezur in Southern Portugal.

The satellite imagery and the results of the first analysis have already been supplied to the Portuguese Civil Protection.

Please visit European Space Imaging's Image Gallery for images.

Source: European Space Imaging

Did you enjoy this article? Click here to subscribe to POB

You must login or register in order to post a comment.



Image Galleries

HxGN Live

More than 3,500 attendees from more than 70 countries attended HxGN Live, the annual Hexagon AB user conference, at the MGM Grand Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas on June 3-6. About 450 keynotes and panel discussions were held, and several companies from around the world exhibited their geospatial products. Here are a few snapshots from the event.


POB July 2014

2014 July

In the July 2014 issue, POB explores the growth of photovoltaic (PV) installations in the United States across residential, commercial and utilities markets. Also, read how an innovative system ensures the vertical alignment of Gerald Desmond Bridge.

Table Of Contents Subscribe


How long until drones will be commonly used in business?
View Results Poll Archive

Point of Beginning Store

M:\General Shared\__AEC Store Katie Z\AEC Store\Images\POB\epubsite\Statues-pic-large.gif
Surveyor Statues

The perfect gift or award for any special occasion.

More Products

Clear Seas Research

Clear Seas ResearchWith access to over one million professionals and more than 60 industry-specific publications, Clear Seas Research offers relevant insights from those who know your industry best. Let us customize a market research solution that exceeds your marketing goals.

Geo Locator

Buyers Guide

The #1 buyers' guide for land surveyors and geomatics professionals. Search listings for software and equipment manufacturers, equipment dealers and professional services. CLICK HERE to view GeoLocator.


Facebook logo Twitter logo  LinkedIn logo  YouTube logoRPLS small logo

Google +