Determining The Path Of Amphan And Assessing Damage Using Real-Time Imagery To Boost Rescue Efforts – Traced Using EOfactory
Amphan made the landfall on Wednesday, 20th of May creating havoc in the North-Eastern parts of India. Millions of people were left without power and the land was flooded with water. With no access to affected areas, it is impossible for any agency to assess the damage and send rescue efforts. SkyMap Global recently launched EOfactory (https://eofactory.ai). We used this platform to study the pre and post Amphan Cyclone.
Initially, our team of remote sensing experts wanted to use the Sentinel-2 Optical images for the analysis but the cloud cover during the cyclone masked the entire area. Fortunately, EOFactory supports SAR imagery for analysis, hence, we decided to use Sentinel-1 satellite images for the study.
The biggest challenge for govt will be to assess the damage as quickly as possible substantiated with ground reality. EOFactory can derive the actual submerged areas along with its locations and area. With inbuilt AI Models, with the click of a button, automatically the department can derive results.
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