The OpenAerialMap project was started by Humanitarian Open Street Map earlier this year with the goal to improve rapid access to aerial imagery for disaster mapping and humanitarian
The UK government is to kick-start an innovative project to fly radar satellites around the Earth, with an initial investment of £21m.
Radar spacecraft can see the planet's surface in all weathers, day and night.
It is hoped that a series of satellites could eventually be launched, enabling any place on Earth to be imaged inside 24 hours - a powerful capability.
The radar money is part of a £200m boost for science announced by the Chancellor in his Autumn Statement.
George Osborne's investment will be matched by industry.
One recent entry on the “SpaceAid” satellite tasking page which was posted by the UN Platform for Space–based Information for Disaster Management and
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