DigitalGlobe Releases Quickbird Imagery of Area Affected by North Korean Train Explosion

By Directions Staff

Longmont, CO -- DigitalGlobe is making available QuickBird imagery of the Ryongchon, North Korea general area where 200 people were reportedly killed and at least 2000 injured on April 22, 2004 when two fuel trains collided and exploded at a station near the Chinese border.
Below are before and after images of the affected area.

A 2.4-meter resolution color image was collected by DigitalGlobe's QuickBird satellite on April 27, 2004.See below:

Full Scene
Image Courtesy of DigitalGlobe
Acquired April 27, 2004



Zoom on area of explosion
Image Courtesy of DigitalGlobe
Acquired April 27, 2004


A 2.4-meter resolution color image was collected by DigitalGlobe's QuickBird satellite on May 13, 2003, and can be accessed at ftp://ftp.digitalglobe.com/incoming/dropoff/nk/. Login and password are anonymous.Example images are below:


Image Courtesy of DigitalGlobe
Acquired May 13, 2003


Enlarged Area of Image Above
Images Courtesy of DigitalGlobe
Acquired May 13, 2003


Published Saturday, April 24th, 2004

Written by Directions Staff


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