Image taken of Devastated Areas Show Dimensions of Catastrophe
Brandenburg / Havel, Germany, January 18, 2010 – RapidEye, the only geospatial solutions provider to own and operate a constellation of five identical Earth Observation satellites, announced today that it has completed imaging of all of the regions in Haiti that have been most affected by the 7.0-magnitude earthquake that hit the area on January 12.
Despite the unfavorable weather in this area, RapidEye managed to image more than 80 percent of this large area between January 13 and 17, 2010 from an orbit of 630 km. The images clearly show the extensive damage to the region around the epicenter of the earthquake at 18°27’05”N / 72°26’40”W.
RapidEye is concentrating on delivering these and future images of Haiti 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 makes 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. More information on RapidEye Products and Services can be found at the company’s website www.rapideye.de.
About RapidEye AG
RapidEye is an ISO-certified geospatial information provider focused on integrating customized and industry specific solutions into the workflow of global customers in agriculture, forestry, energy, infrastructure, government, security and emergency. RapidEye experts and the satellite system – a constellation of five satellites capable of downloading over 4 million km² of high resolution, multi-spectral imagery per day, and a ground segment for processing and archiving data – allow for cost-effective customized services. The unique combination of large area coverage, high spatial resolution and the possibility of daily revisit to an area provide for superior management information solutions. Currently, more than 120 experts from more than 20 countries are employed by RapidEye, with plans to grow the team to 130 in 2010. For more information about RapidEye, please visit www.rapideye.de.