In an Emergency Response activation, Disaster Extent Maps, Damage Assessment Maps and Monitoring are available, both in overview or detail scale. Additionally, for overview scale, information about the affected population can be requested.
These products feature the delineation of areas affected by a disaster (e.g.: flooded area, burnt area, etc.) and/or damage assessment. A standard map product provides disaster specific information superimposed onto cartographic information (reference maps) or ortho-rectified satellite imagery with toponyms and additional geo-data (if available).
Disaster Extent products show the extent of the affected area as observable from Earth Observation data. The cartographic delineation of the extent is classified depending on the characteristics of the available Earth Observation data. The disaster extent will be shown on the product according to the following definitions (indicated with different classes or symbols in the map):
- Evidence of affected area (physically affected area with a high level of confidence of analysis)
- Possibly affected area (possibly physically affected area with a certain level of uncertainty due to the quality or characteristics of the satellite imagery (e.g. cloud cover, difficulties of detection))