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Although DigitalGlobe’s Open Data Program typically activates when a major disaster affects a developing country without the resources to fully respond, there are exceptions. The record-shattering Hurricane Harvey continues to inundate Houston and surrounding communities with more than 40 inches of rain as it slowly makes its way along the coast. Harvey is now hitting Lousiana, and storm surge alerts are in effect along the Gulf Coast. Emergency responders are overwhelmed with search and rescue operations, and there have been at least 30 deaths reported so far. DigitalGlobe plans to release pre and post event imagery over affected areas. In addition, we will work with partners to release flood layers and damage assessments to further aid in relief
Analysis-Ready Data (ARD) is Maxar's subscription service providing users access to time-series stacks of imagery with specific preprocessing (atmospheric compensation, radiometric correction, orthorectification and alignment) to minimize the work and time required to derive answers from pixels. Learn more about ARD here.