Space-based technologies provide a unique contribution to the international humanitarian system. Remotely sensed data and communications technologies, for instance, assist with logistical planning, rapid decision- making and resource allocation and may thereby improve the ways in which humanitarian assistance is designed and delivered. Images are also used to obtain up-to-date information on the progress of operations as humanitarian crises generally occur in poorly mapped areas. Satellite imagery is particularly useful for obtaining up-to-date information on areas where maps are poor or non-existent and areas that can be dangerous or dificult to visit.
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