On May 8th, the government of DRC declared the latest outbreak in Equateur Province. Last week, World Health Organization’s Director-General Tedros Adhanom said the crisis was “far from over” and ongoing surveillance is critical. Despite proactive containment efforts, the response on the ground has struggled due to a lack of information about the affected communities. A report in The Atlantic notes that almost all the existing maps of the outbreak zones contain inaccuracies, and different health organizations are operating from disparate maps and sources of information. To help the response, DigitalGlobe is publicly releasing two building footprints datasets, a roads dataset and human landscape geodatabase for the province.
The released imagery and vector data can be viewed here.