Skycatch has been in Nepal supporting the relief effort for several days now. Many structures were severely damaged, with hospitals being among the most vulnerable facilities, since they need to not only maintain current patients but the influx of new patients from the disaster.  Hospitals must be quickly assessed and be deemed operable or inoperable to determine how victims should be routed. Ground truth data provides the answers quicker than any other method and minimizes wait time.
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One of the sites we are mapping -9 story temple devastated and a health hazard

The Skycatch team in Nepal has already begun surveying several hospitals, with some of them remaining open, while others have been shut down due to excessive damage. In the unfortunate case where the hospital needs to be rebuilt, our ground truth data is proving invaluable in assessing the sites.  The area needs to be surveyed quickly so reconstruction plans can be put into place.
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Working with the local authorities here in Nepal and helping the United Nations and World Bank, we have made great progress in the rebuilding efforts.

Flying the National Trauma Center with Team Rubicon

Tom Flying Trauma Center

 By Eugene Kwak, Director of Product- Hardware Platform
For more on Skycatch Relief, visit our official Skycatch Relief page.
Read our original blog post on our relief efforts in Nepal on the Skycatch Blog.
Learn more about our WORKMODE initiative in our latest TIME Magazine article.