HOT uses this imagery to map existing infrastructure in the region. By having updated maps, first responders, aid groups, and governments can better evaluate preparedness, assess damage, and ultimately figure out where people need help during an emergency.
Our updates to the basemap address many HOT requests that came from active projects where clear and recent imagery wasn’t available. Other updates are for vulnerable regions as part of disaster preparedness, which we identified based on previous HOT tasks. HOT requests and tasks are a major factor for us as we prioritize our imagery collection during our 3 million square kilometer basemap refresh.
Locations around the world where we refreshed imagery for Humanitarian response/preparedness.
Some of our recent updates include:
Porto Nova, Benin
These join our previous HOT-related imagery updates: