Satellite imagery to keep an eye of Africa conflict

Satellite imagery to keep an eye of Africa conflict

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Africa: Satellite imagery has helped humankind in more ways than one could imagine. Experts believe it can also play a vital role in controlling the conflict in Africa. DigitalGlobe’s country wise datasets may prove to be helpful in doing so.

This year DigitalGlobe has started developing comprehensive country-by-country datasets. The country wise datasets could be used to predict extremist activity all across Africa, seek out connections among extremist groups, and identify high risk areas to mitigate threats. “You can see where major events are most likely to occur in specific areas. For example, narrowing a metro area concerned with criminal activity from 1,000 square feet to 100 square feet is useful for military, law enforcement, or companies concerned about security to inform where they apply limited security resources and help protect lives,” said Andre Kearns, DigitalGlobe”s senior director of marketing. Earlier, DigitalGlobe’s imagery has been used by advocacy groups to spread information about human atrocities in the border region between Sudan and South Sudan.

Source: ibtimes.com