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Product ID: 1246 - English
Published: 22 Aug, 2008
GLIDE: CE-2008-000001-GEO

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This map presents a satellite-based damage assessment for the city of Tskhinvali, South Ossetia, Georgia following the armed conflict between Georgian and Russian military forces in August 2008. Damaged buildings have been identified with WorldView-1 and Formosat-2 satellite imagery acquired on 19 August 2008 at a spatial resolution of 50cm and 2m respectively. An estimated total of 438 buildings within the mapped extent of Tskhinvali have been classified either as destroyed or severely damaged. An important preliminary finding of this satellite damage analysis is the observed heavy concentration of building damages within clearly defined residential areas. Please note, this is an initial damage assessment and has not yet been independently validated on the ground.
Satellite Data : WorldView-1
Resolution : 50 cm
Imagery Dates : 19 August 2008
Copyright : Digital Globe (2008)
Source: U.S. Department of State - HIU
Access Rules : NextView "EULA" - 2008
Additional Imagery: Formosat-2 (2m pansharpened)
Image Copyright : NSPO 2008
Image Date : 19 August 2008
Damage Analysis : UNOSAT
Projection : Pulkovo 1995 GK Zone 8N
Datum :Pulkovo 1995