Today DigitalGlobe released high-resolution satellite images that show the damage inflicted by the Sept. 19 earthquake in Mexico City.
The images show rescue teams at the Enrique Rebsamen School, collapsed buildings near Rancho del Arco and Parque Espana, and an aid distribution area at Parque Espana. The images were taken by DigitalGlobe’s WorldView-2 satellite on Sept. 20.
Separately, DigitalGlobe has publicly released pre- and post-event satellite imagery of areas affected through our Open Data Program, which provides imagery to support recovery efforts in the wake of large-scale natural disasters. Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team (HOT) tasks have been set up for the Mexico quakes using DigitalGlobe pre-event imagery, and once post-event satellite imagery is available, DigitalGlobe’s Tomnod crowdsourcing team will run a campaign to help with damage assessments. Updates are available on theDigitalGlobe Blog.