Question: What are some sources of new aerial imagery of Harvey damages?

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warren asked on September 12, 2017 16:41
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Folks organizing on this page are looking to comb through aerial photography of Harvey damages. What are the best sources?

That page ( is also a good source for imagery, especially the notes from the Open Calls that are posted there -- although it may take some digging through to compile them. Any help appreciated!


Scott Eustis -- @eustatic -- of Gulf Restoration Network shared this, via NOAA:

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Also note places to cross reference to look for industrial sites, also via Scott Eustis - @eustatic - of Gulf Restoration Network:

Justin, i did see it, but did get an error lately on your map Harvey Ecological hazards

Landfills are importnt to track, especially < a month from now, when nasty new landfills will spring up. we've got to be in communication with Lone Star Sierra Club about that, since i don't know how TCEQ will announce the new landfills.

We at GRN made a similar map for our internal planning, but also for public consumption: We pulled our data from Climate Central's report on EPA data.

Sierra Club has a good map of facilities in TX as well:

for pollution reports, Skytruth has an NRC tracker:

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Hey, the info from GRN here--that is what Scott meant by 6 ft.--not distance from coastline. :)

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Via @nedhorning -

Here are a couple links. I haven't checked these out but they are potentially useful.!/statewide

Other historic aerial photos are at USGS:

It's worth noting Tomnod: since they're trying to leverage the crowd for flood damage assessment

Interesting that Tomnod is showing a little over 1,000 volunteers, where Zooniverse has over 3,000. I had never heard of Tomnod, so thanks for sharing this.

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Scott from GRN ( @eustatic ) has also been uploading images to GRN's Flickr account:

Beaumont, 95 images, geocoded:

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