The magnitude 7.0 earthquake that rocked Haiti on Jan. 12, unleashed the greatest natural disaster in the history of the Western hemisphere.
In the days that followed, first responders arrived in Haiti to distribute aid and medical relief and to assist in the search and rescue effort. The coordination of the rescue and relief efforts in Haiti is being carried out with the help of highly accurate satellite and aerial imagery provided by the Center for Space Research (CSR) at the university. CSR, through its Mid-American Geospatial Information Center (MAGIC), is a repository of remote-sensing data drawn from a variety of sources. The MAGIC team collects this imagery and uses geospatial analysis to provide support for disaster response by offering access to vital information.