DigitalGlobe provides satellite imagery of Paradise fire

November 12, 2018  - By 2 Comments


Update: The Camp Fire is now the deadliest fire in California history, claiming more than 50 lives.

DigitalGlobe’s WorldView-3 satellite collected new imagery of the deadly Camp Fire near Paradise, California.

The Camp Fire, which broke out Nov. 8, destroyed 90 percent of the town of Paradise. At least 29 people have died, making it the deadliest wildfire in the state’s history in more than 85 years, while more than 200 people are unaccounted for. Firefighters are still trying to contain the roaring blaze.

Here is a link to download a set of satellite images as well as a map graphic (PDF file). The satellite images include a couple of different views of the fire including:

  • A natural color overview of the area. The smoke from the wildfire obscures much of the area around Paradise and the surrounding communities.
  • Shortwave Infrared (SWIR) images of the area. SWIR images from our satellite can penetrate smoke caused by the fire and help clearly identify the fire lines and areas that have burned/are burning.
  • A rotated SWIR view of the fires, in case the orientation would be more useful for your graphic teams.
  • A reference image/map graphic (see PDF file) that should help you correlate the images to the locations on the ground.
Satellite image: ©2018 DigitalGlobe, a Maxar company

Satellite image: ©2018 DigitalGlobe, a Maxar company

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Tracy Cozzens

About the Author:

Tracy Cozzens has served as managing editor of GPS World magazine since 2006. She also is editor of GPS World’s newsletters and the sister website Geospatial Solutions. She has worked in government, for non-profits, and in corporate communications, editing a variety of publications for audiences ranging from federal government contractors to teachers.

2 Comments on "DigitalGlobe provides satellite imagery of Paradise fire"

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    Link contained in article to download & view images doesn’t work. Error message that it was removed.

  2. Isabelle Ménival says:

    Good morning,
    the downloading link doesn’t work anymore, could you please update it?

    Many thanks

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