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Using Satellite Imagery to Automatically Assess Building Damage

by Michael McLaughlin
A man exits a restaurant after he looked for his belongings. An earthquake rocked Port au Prince on January 12, 2010.

Carnegie Mellon University, the U.S. Department of Defense, and U.S. startup CrowdAI have released a dataset of 22,000 satellite images to advance the development of systems that can automatically assess building damage. The dataset includes and pre and post-natural disaster images and includes 850,000 building annotations. The researchers used a zero to three annotation scale to categorize the level of a building’s level of damage.

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Image: Marco Dormino/The United Nations Development Programme

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