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Satellite maps show foreign vessels swarming Philippine waters

Jul 05, 2019 - 6:51 PM

Compiled satellite images from 2012 to 2019 show the increasing presence of foreign vessels in the West Philippine Sea

GETTING CLOSER. This map indicates the presence of foreign vessels, represented by the red dots, around and within Philippine waters. This image was generated using Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite (VIIRS), data gathered and analyzed by Karagatan Patrol. Photo from Karagatan Patrol.

China's artificial islands now a third of Manila City

Jul 30, 2015 - 11:30 AM

In the West Philippine Sea China is building artificial islands the size of nearly 1 800 soccer fields combined

Subi Reef, Spratly Islands, South China Sea. Photo courtesy of Victor Robert Lee/DigitalGlobe   Photo by Victor Robert Lee/Digital Globe

IN PHOTOS: Artificial China island can fit 3-km runway

Jul 27, 2015 - 3:27 PM

New satellite images of Zamora Reef show a ramp up of construction now that land filling operations have ceased in this part of the West Philippine Sea

Subi Reef, Spratly Islands, South China Sea. Photo by Victor Robert Lee/Digital Globe

Satellite images show runway in South China Sea

Apr 17, 2015 - 5:32 PM

Before this construction China lacked the refueling and resupply capabilities to reach the southern part of the South China Sea Washington based Center for Strategic and International Studies says

KAGITINGAN REEF: Status of reclamation activities in Kagitingan (Fiery Cross) Reef as of December 12, 2014

Malaysia says French satellites spot objects in search area

Mar 23, 2014 - 6:24 PM

The images include potential objects in the vicinity of the southern corridor the Transport Ministry said in a statement

UN tasks imaging satellites for Haiyan relief

Nov 14, 2013 - 9:53 PM

The data can identify roads bridges or railway lines that are passable or structures that are damaged or intact

BEFORE AND AFTER. A general overview of Tacloban City's downtown and airport areas before (L) and after (R) Super Typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan), in maps released by the Copernicus Emergency Management Service (EMS) November 11, 2013. The color-coded gradings indicate destroyed (red), highly affected (orange), moderately affected (yellow-orange), and possibly affected (yellow) structures or areas. Images © European Union, 2013

Satellite view of typhoon devastation

Nov 12, 2013 - 7:39 PM

Maps show 70 of Tacloban City s built up area are either fully or partially destroyed

BEFORE AND AFTER. A general overview of Tacloban City's downtown and airport areas before (L) and after (R) Super Typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan), in maps released by the Copernicus Emergency Management Service (EMS) November 11, 2013. The color-coded gradings indicate destroyed (red), highly affected (orange), moderately affected (yellow-orange), and possibly affected (yellow) structures or areas. Images © European Union, 2013