DigitalGlobe has tasked their satellite constellation to capture the most up-to-date and cloud-free imagery in Nepal to help with mapping for earthquake relief. The images from yesterday’s satellite pass are clearer than Sunday’s, making them better for tracing. We processed three strips of imagery of the Kathmandu urban area over the past few hours and have made it available for tracing through the Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team.
Yesterday’s clear skies allowed WorldView-3 a crisp view of most of Kathmandu.
To use this imagery, add the following URL to your OpenStreetMap editor. For the web editor, iD, add the URL via “background settings”; for the desktop editor, JOSM, add the URL via imagery preferences.