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China Earthquake May 2008

Data Access
  • Note: All GeoTIFF files have been compressed using Gzip.
Overview

The following materials are made available without restriction in support of relief efforts in China. Imagery included here is focused on the area of destruction from the May 12, 2008 earthquake in Wenchuan county, China.

burned

Overview map of most severely affected area. Available in large size (54mb) or small size (1.7mb)

Landsat imagery

Landsat 7, Path 130, Row 38, 2002/7/10
Landsat 7, Path 130, Row 39, 1999/12/9
Landsat 7, Path 129, Row 38, 2000/11/2
Landsat 7, Path 129, Row 39, 2000/11/2
Landsat 5, Path 130, Row 38, 2007/9/18
Landsat 5, Path 130, Row 39, 2007/9/18
Landsat 5, Path 129, Row 38, 2007/5/6
Landsat 5, Path 129, Row 39, 2007/5/6
Orthorectified Landsat 5 scenes
Landsat 5 scenes are courtesy the NASA Landsat Project Science Office
Landsat 7 scenes are courtesy the NASA Science Data Purchase
Orthorectification of Landsat 5 scenes are courtesy the University of Maryland
Landsat 7 scenes acquired in 2008 are courtesy of the NASA LP-DAAC and USGS, and are available from the USGS.

SRTM elevation

Path 130, Row 38
Path 130, Row 39
Path 129, Row 38
Path 129, Row 39
SRTM scenes are courtesy NASA, USGS and the University of Maryland

Draped images and maps

County Maps with 2007 Landsat 5 imagery drapes (note red markers on maps represent county capital, yellow lines are county bounds)
Anxian County
Beichuan County
Dujiangyan County
Lixian County
Maoxian County
Pengzhou County
Pingwu County
Shenfang Mingzhu County
Wenchuan County

Draped images are courtesy the University of Maryland Department of Geography

IKONOS imagery

Four IKONOS scenes of western Sichuan
IKONOS scenes are courtesy GeoEye. Note that the reseller for IKONOS inside China is Beijing Earth Observation.

ASTER imagery

Pre-event scenes
Post-event scenes
ASTER scenes are courtesy the NASA LP-DAAC, USGS and Japan's METI. Some files reformatted at UMD GLCF

China State Bureau of Surveying and Mapping JPEGs

A selection of JPEG files has been made available by the China State Bureau of Surveying and Mapping. All are the creation of and property of the State Bureau of Surveying and Mapping. They are primarily maps of the quake zone, in the provinces of Sichuan and Shaanxi. They include representations of political boundaries, terrain, satellite imagery, aerial photography, contours and land use. For further information, please contact support@sbsm.gov.cn, or visit their web site.

Other online materials

USGS & NASA imagery & products for earthquake region
USGS Earthquake Hazards Program
NASA Earth Observatory (article)
Map of Population Density, courtesy of NASA's SEDAC and Columbia University at CIESIN.
ALOS/PALSAR and AVNIR maps at the International Charter for Space and Major Disasters.

 
How to Cite This Data Set

For Landsat scenes, IKONOS scenes, ASTER scenes and SRTM layers please follow credit protocols listed on their pages.

Source

Source for this data set is the Global Land Cover Facility, www.landcover.org.

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