Satellite-ASIGN is an experimental version of UN-ASIGN for crowdsourcing geo-referenced photos, text and disaster needs forms via satellite communications. The intention is to share the data for free with the international humanitarian disaster management community, United Nations, Civil Protection.
Using this App, the communication cost over satellite would not need to be covered by the users of the App. General rights to the photos belong to the users, but Inmarsat is given the rights to share with users and organisations related to this cause. Specifically the observations will be offered to the UN, for integration into live satellite maps.
Satellite-ASIGN offers interactive mission-critical visual communications capabilities with geo- and time-tagged photos, where users first send a small preview of a photo, that can be assessed for operational relevance. If and as needed, selected content can later be interactively fetched from the original photos contained within the App.