One of the many ways Leonardo’s technology and capability continue to provide support for the Covid-19 emergency is through e-GEOS (80% Telespazio / 20% Italian Space Agency), which is providing valuable information to aid the vital work of Italian Civil Protection and health authorities.

Using satellite imagery, the maps identify areas of interest such as hospitals, neighbourhood markets, parks and adjacent areas.

Maps are those provided by an international consortium managed by e-GEOS as part of the European Commission’s Copernicus Emergency Management Service “Rapid Mapping”.

Maps are used to track the rapidly changing situation on the ground and the potential virus hotspots.

The gradual reopening of outdoor markets, as well as indoor ones, indicated by the local authorities, can therefore be managed objectively and consistently by the authorities themselves. The same type of data will be used for mapping parks and villas.