Civil Defense & Policing

Emergency Planning

Before disasters strike, governments and first responders rely on our imagery to evaluate infrastructure and ground conditions and plan how to react to a variety of emergencies that threaten life and property. Our detailed, high-resolution imagery and powerful online and offline delivery tools accurately present developed and undeveloped landscape, which allows careful planning for emergency response activities.

Whether you are mapping a potential fire, flood, hurricane, or earthquake path, you can use our imagery to prepare residents with evacuation routes and plan navigation for emergency responders. DigitalGlobe imagery is ideally suited to monitor cities, coastlines, borders, roads, utilities, and the possible outcome where disaster may occur. Combined with your existing transportation networks, hospital locations, and census data, our imagery reveals the detailed map needed for city managers and emergency personnel to understand the overall environment involved during a broad impact event. In addition, our archived imagery captured during or after other disasters in history help you build predictive models, establish early warning systems, and assess resource needs.

Disaster Management

In response to protecting nation’s communities, federal agencies rely on Maxar’s satellite and aerial imagery to set policies for emergency response, assist with emergency planning, and respond quickly in times of disaster. Imagery used during emergency planning ensures adequate emergency route and identifies areas of improvement prior to an actual event. Images taken following a natural disaster are critical in providing immediate assistance among different responding agencies and organizations while minimizing the dangers and hazards.

Humanitarian Activities

With the combination of easy access to imagery and more accessible software tools, DigitalGlobe’s panchromatic, color and multispectral imagery supports humanitarian efforts around the world. Our Satellite imagery is employed for emergency planning, damage assessment, relief coordination and recovery management.

Evacuation Planning
Use of current imagery is imperative in emergency evacuation preparedness. Imagery collected above the earth details vegetation states, new access roads and the potential impact on urban development with as close to real time views as possible. Our imagery solutions enable the creation and testing of evacuation scenarios using the real-world view as a guide. Utilities, emergency teams and transportation departments can confidently implement plans that optimize the safety of all involved.

Monitor the Globe
In DigitalGlobe’s operations center, we constantly monitor world events so that we can position our satellites to image events as soon as they occur. With our powerful high-resolution satellite constellation, we are able to gather coverage quickly and efficiently. Our imagery has been instrumental to agency relief efforts around the globe, including those for Hurricanes Katrina and Rita, earthquakes near Bam, Iran and Balakot, Pakistan and the Indian Ocean tsunami, as well as seasonal events like California wildfires and tornadoes across the Midwest.

Disaster Response
When natural disasters strike and impact human life, humanitarians and civil governments rely on DigitalGlobe’s high-resolution imagery to evaluate ground conditions and guide rapid-response efforts. It is often impossible to assess the extent of damages from the ground, which is why responsive, agile satellites are valuable information sources, especially in remote regions of the world. In times of crisis, we quickly gather images and assimilate them into our online delivery platform, to portray the reality of the disrupted landscape, and enable response teams to determine the fastest, safest access routes.

Recovery and Rebuilding
Our high-resolution satellite imagery is frequently employed to monitor large scale disasters and their impact on the environment over time. Response activities are measured in days and weeks, but recovery and rebuilding efforts can take years. Multispectral imagery is well suited to map the extent of the environmental impact, and help government and humanitarian organizations monitor long-term recovery efforts and their impacts on remote human habitations.

Knowing the probable impact, escape routes and response needed to protect life, homes and communities during a catastrophic event aids proper planning so that governments, insurance companies, responders, and rebuilders can organize and mobilize efficiently should it actually happen. DigitalGlobe products provide the accurate, high resolution and historical views needed to use and share the data and to coordinate emergency efforts.