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Bringing Relief to Refugees

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TRANSFORMING THE WAY THE WORLD WORKS Contact your local Trimble Authorized Distribution Partner for more information © 2018, Trimble Inc. All rights reserved. Trimble. the Globe & Triangele logo and eCognition are trademark of Trimble Inc. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners. Satellite images by DigitalGlobe. PN 022516-437 (12/18) NORTH AMERICA Trimble Inc. 10368 Westmoor Drive Westminster CO 80021 USA EUROPE Trimble Germany GmbH Am Prime Parc 11 65479 Raunheim GERMANY +49-6142-2100-0 Phone +49-6142-2100-140 Fax ASIA-PACIFIC Trimble Navigation Singapore PTE Limited 3 HarbourFront Place #13-02 HarbourFront Tower Two Singapore 099254 SINGAPORE +65-6871-5878 Phone +65-6871-5879 Fax "We are using satellite imagery and eCognition to count dwellings and come up with population figures. We are mapping an indicator for human presence." — Dr. DirkTiede, Department of Geoinformatics, University of Salzburg, Austria OBIA processing of structures at Minawao refugee camp using eCogntion. RAPID RESULTS To handle the dynamic conditions in refugee camps population monitoring relies on rapid acquisition and processing of satellite data. Once imagery is acquired Tiede can use the distributed computing possibilities of eCognition Server to analyze an entire VHR satellite scene in just a few minutes. The Z_GIS team has used the software to provide population estimates for numerous locations, including the massive Dadaab and Bidi Bidi camps in Uganda. They have also used eCognition to help locate water sources for camps and to quickly prepare damage maps following earthquakes.

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