Satellite Maps of Rwanda Before and After the 1994 Genocide

Case Study: 
Rwandan Genocide
Date range of image: 

Rwanda before the Genocide

Rwanda before the genocide. Click to enlarge.

Mosaic of Landsat TM images of Rwanda from 1990. The country border is shown in white. Dense forest areas surrounding the Parc National des Volcans and the Foret de Nyungwe appear green in the image, north and south of Lake Kivu, respectively.

Rwanda after the Genocide

Rwanda after the Genocide. Click to enlarge.

This is a 1995 Landsat TM mosaic for the country of Rwanda after the genocide. The national border is shown in white.

Genocide sites:

  • Mass Graves (“lieus publics”) are shown in blue
  • Memorials (“lieux de culte”) in red, and
  • Resistance sites (“collines de résistance”) in green.