At least 135 people were killed and 5,000 wounded as of August, 5 2020 (5:20 pm EST), in the Beirut explosion. With hundreds reported missing and a lack of clarity regarding the cause of the explosion, geospatial analytics helps government analysts, NGOs, and first responders gain critical visibility into the catastrophe and have the potential to save lives. Overlaying computer vision results from May and August show exactly which structures were destroyed in the explosion in one single image.
Auto manufacturers have been preparing plant restarts for weeks, balancing county ordinances, financial concerns, demand shock, and protecting the safety of their workers.
Orbital Insight has been closely monitoring U.S. and international auto production, plant by plant, to help investors quantify the economic impact of COVID-19 on the autos sector and recovery by geography and brand.
The global food supply chain is becoming ever more vulnerable as the largest pork producer, Smithfield Foods, closed several meat processing factories after facing mounting COVID-19 infections. One of its factories in Sioux Falls, South Dakota which produces 5% of U.S. pork products, found more than 640 coronavirus cases.