Maxar releases open data for select sudden onset major crisis events
The Open Data program is our mission in action. Maxar supports the greater geospatial community by providing the most accurate data and analytics in times of disaster. Organizations working on the front lines increase their impact and effectiveness by having access to this data.
How many events?
How many countries?
Data from 30 countries
How many square km?
1,594,511 sq km of imagery released
How many total events?
76 events activated since 2017
When crises occur, Maxar is committed to supporting the humanitarian community by providing critical and actionable information to assist response efforts. Associated imagery and crowdsourcing layers are released into the public domain under a Creative Commons 4.0 license, allowing for rapid use and easy integration with existing humanitarian response technologies.
On Sunday, February 7, 2021 a Himalayan glacier broke and caused sudden, massive flooding in the northern Indian state of Uttarakhand. An avalanche swept away two dam projects, completely destroyed the Rishiganga power project and almost all of the workers were missing. Violent surges of water flooded mountain gorges, washing away bridges and roads. Approximately 150 people are missing and 14 have died. Rescue teams have been working to find survivors and recover bodies. More than 30 workers could be stuck in tunnels that have been covered with mud and debris.
|Uttarakhand-Flooding||Feb. 08, 2021||Learn more|
|Hurricanes Eta and Iota||Nov. 18, 2020||Learn more|
|Typhoon Vamco||Nov. 12, 2020||Learn more|
|Turkey Earthquake||Nov. 06, 2020||Learn more|
|Typhoon Goni||Nov. 02, 2020||Learn more|
|Mauritius Oil Spill||Oct. 13, 2020||Learn more|
|Hurricane Delta||Oct. 08, 2020||Learn more|
|Oregon Washington Fires||Sept. 16, 2020||Learn more|
|Hurricane Sally||Sept. 15, 2020||Learn more|
|California and Colorado Fires||Sept. 09, 2020||Learn more|
|Ndjamena Chad Flooding||Sept. 05, 2020||Learn more|
|Hurricane Laura||Aug. 26, 2020||Learn more|
|Beirut Explosion||Aug. 04, 2020||Learn more|
|COVID19||March 11, 2020||Learn more|
|COVID19 Jamaica||March 10, 2020||Learn more|
|COVID19 Ghana||March 10, 2020||Learn more|
|COVID19 Sierra Leone||March 10, 2020||Learn more|
|COVID19 Democratic Republic of the Congo||March 10, 2020||Learn more|
|COVID19 Bangladesh||March 10, 2020||Learn more|
|COVID19 South Sudan||March 10, 2020||Learn more|
|COVID19 Malawi||March 10, 2020||Learn more|
|Typhoon Vongfong||March 10, 2020||Learn more|
|Australia Wildfires||Jan. 15, 2020||Learn more|
|Puerto Rico Earthquake||Jan. 08, 2020||Learn more|
|Kincade Fire||Oct. 20, 2019||Learn more|
|South Sudan Flooding||Aug. 25, 2019||Learn more|
|Midwest Floods||June 01, 2019||Learn more|
|Cyclone Fani||May 02, 2019||Learn more|
|Cyclone Idai||March 24, 2019||Learn more|
|Papua Indonesia Flooding||March 18, 2019||Learn more|
|Sunda Strait Tsunami||Dec. 22, 2018||Learn more|
|Woolsey Fire||Nov. 08, 2018||Learn more|
|California Wildfires||Nov. 01, 2018||Learn more|
|Super Typhoon Yutu||Oct. 24, 2018||Learn more|
|Hurricane Willa||Oct. 23, 2018||Learn more|
|Hurricane Michael||Oct. 10, 2018||Learn more|
|Indonesia Earthquake & Tsunami||Sept. 28, 2018||Learn more|
|Hurricane Florence||Sept. 14, 2018||Learn more|
|Super Typhoon Mangkhut||Sept. 14, 2018||Learn more|
|Flooding in India||Aug. 17, 2018||Learn more|
|Indonesia Earthquake||Aug. 12, 2018||Learn more|
|Myanmar Floods||July 30, 2018||Learn more|
|Carr Wildfire||July 27, 2018||Learn more|
|Lower Puna Volcano||May 03, 2018||Learn more|
|Tropical Cyclone Gita||Feb. 13, 2018||Learn more|
|Southern California Wildfires||Dec. 05, 2017||Learn more|
|Santa Rosa Wildfires||Oct. 08, 2017||Learn more|
|Southern Mexico Earthquake||Sept. 08, 2017||Learn more|
|Hurricane Irma||Sept. 06, 2017||Learn more|
|Hurricane Harvey||Aug. 25, 2017||Learn more|
|Sierra Leone Mudslide||Aug. 14, 2017||Learn more|
|Portugal Wildfires||June 17, 2017||Learn more|
|Hurricane Matthew||Oct. 09, 2016||Learn more|
|Ecuador Earthquake||April 16, 2016||Learn more|
|Pinery Bushfires||Nov. 25, 2015||Learn more|
|Nepal Earthquake||April 25, 2015||Learn more|
|Moore Tornado||May 20, 2013||Learn more|
|Tuscaloosa Tornado||April 27, 2011||Learn more|
|Joplin Tornado||March 22, 2011||Learn more|
|Haiti Earthquake||Jan. 12, 2010||Learn more|
To view the archive of Open Data events click below
Our Program Partners use, access and champion the Open Data Program. They provide feedback on how the data and program are supporting their emergency response data needs, disseminate the data to those who can use it the most, request activations for events. Without our Program Partners, the Open Data Program would not be as impactful as it is today.
Without Maxar as key partner providing satellite imagery, there would not be HOT as we know it.
This initiative underlines the trusted partnership between UNOOSA and Maxar in the area of geospatial information and analytics as the rapid availability of data is essential for a successful response to such a devastating event like the earthquake in Ecuador
Rapid damage assessment to expedite disaster response during the Camp Fire in Paradise, California.