More than 27,000 people contracted the deadly Ebola virus during the 2014 outbreak in West Africa.
Once the terrifying details of the outbreak became known, governments and organizations pledged money and resources to help combat the spread of the virus. But the logistics of delivering medical supplies and transporting victims across a vast and largely unmapped territory strained the resources of local and international relief agencies alike.
DigitalGlobe’s human geography data and 3D terrain mapping helped medical responders understand the scope of the outbreak and respond appropriately… from space. Medical personnel were transported to the regions that needed them most, and teams on the ground found safe landing zones near clinics to deliver lifesaving supplies to disease-impacted areas across nine different countries.
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