RapidEye announced that they have used their own before and after imagery of the city of Concepción, Chile to record the changes that were caused by the February 27th earthquake.
Brandenburg / Havel, Germany – RapidEye,
the only geospatial solutions provider to own and operate a constellation of
five identical Earth Observation satellites, announced that they have used
their own before and after imagery of the city of Concepción, Chile to record
the changes that were caused by the February 27th earthquake. Concepción was hit
the hardest and was the most affected area in the region hit by the 8.8
The analysis clearly shows the affected areas at quite a
high level of detail. They are based on images taken around one month before the
earthquake (January 22nd, 2010) and images taken on Saturday, February 27th,
2010 at around 11:00 a.m. local time, only hours after the earthquake hit the
area at 3:34 a.m. local time. The evaluations depict changes to buildings in the
airport area, landslides in forested areas, intrusions of water into urban areas
and can be used to support the humanitarian aid community in their efforts.
“We are pleased to be able to demonstrate how RapidEye
can quickly analyze a series of before and after images, which spotlights our system's unique
repetitive capabilities and the excellence of our analytical team” says Dr.
Frederik Jung-Rothenhaeusler, Head of Product Development. “This is not only an
application that can be used in the security and emergency sector, there are
numerous fields for which this analysis is extremely
For more information about RapidEye's change detection
services of the area affected by the earthquake and the following Tsunami,
please visit the company's website at www.rapideye.de/chile_change. More
information on RapidEye Products and Services can be found at www.rapideye.de.
RapidEye has made these images available for editorial
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On Monday March 1st, the company had announced that a set
of satellite imagery of the affected region had been made available at no cost
to governmental and non governmental help organizations and institutions in need
of the most current Earth Observation information available for this region. If
your organization is involved in emergency efforts for this devastating event,
please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Additionally, RapidEye has made the imagery
available for purchase on the Geodata Kiosk at www.geodatakiosk.com. General
inquiries for the imagery can be sent to email@example.com.
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