[N]ew images of the same villages are being added currently within days of each other. This time frame offers the potential for spotting new destruction. Amnesty International worked with noted researchers to identify vulnerable areas based on proximity to important resources like water supplies, threats by militias or nearby attacks.
The most compelling part for me is the Satellite Evidence section where you can click back and forth between before and after satellite images of villages that have already been attacked, like the photo above of Angabo before the attack, and this image from after the attack:
The site also supplies more information about the situation in Darfur, and a petition to sign asking President Bush to work with world leaders to:
* Set a timeline and benchmarks for the deployment of the African Union/UN peacekeeping force in Darfur. * Protect displaced civilians in neighboring eastern Chad and support a UN presence there. * Ensure sufficient support for African Union and UN peacekeepers to protect civilians and stabilize the region.
Like the Jane Goodall Institute's geoblog, hopefully satellite imagery will help potential supporters feel more connected to an issue that is so atrocious it can seem unreal.
Images used with permission from Amnesty International. TOP: Angabo, Darfur. Image date: 21-Jun-06. Copyright DigitalGlobe. All Rights Reserved. BOTTOM: Angabo, Darfur. Image date: 15-Feb-07. Copyright GeoEye. All Rights Reserved.