Willing to share with the media and affected communities satellite images of the Fort McMurray disaster, Effigis is making available to the public and media processed images to monitor forest fires. To date, the forest fire hitting the surroundings of Fort McMurray (Alberta, Canada) has forced the evacuation of more than 80,000 inhabitants and destroyed many buildings and homes to the ground.

Landsat-7 and 8 (NASA, USGS) satellite images allow seeing the extent of this natural disaster satellite images of the affected area before and after the catastrophe (respectively April 10th and May 4th, 2016).

Here is one example among others: http://effigis.com/satellite-images-fort-mcmurray-alberta-forest-fire/

About Effigis

Effigis is a thriving Canadian company, based in Montreal for more than 25 years. Drawing on the expertise of its resources, Effigis designs, develops and executes innovative geospatial solutions. A commercial partner with the world’s largest satellite imaging distribution networks, Effigis provides its customers with access to a vast selection of high resolution satellite images from commercial Earth observation satellites (including WorldView-3, Pléiades, SPOT-6 & 7 and RapidEye).