The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency has partnered with DigitalGlobe to offer geospatial intelligence and mapping products for government and private organizations that conduct Ebola response operations in West Africa.
DigitalGlobe said Wednesday the agency introduced Image City Map GEOINT products that are based on the company’s satellite imagery and human geography data sets and designed to help users predict infectious disease patterns.
“Analysts may utilize this data to better understand where infrastructure is located, where the disease has the greatest risk of transmission, and what populations are most at risk,“ said William Arras, vice president of DigitalGlobe’s U.S. government customer experience business.
NGA also offers DigitalGlobe-collected satellite imagery through the EnhancedView program with the goal of helping soldiers, healthcare workers, international agencies and volunteers access information related to the Ebola outbreak.
The human geography database contains information about West Africa’s demography, critical infrastructure, environment, medical facilities and other statistical data that can aid Ebola relief work, according to DigitalGlobe.