A collaboration between Geocento and NHAZCA, sponsored by the Erasmus Traineeship program and directed by the University of Rome ‘Sapienza’, gave me the opportunity to spend three months working at Geocento.
This month, we look at the distribution of very high resolution (VHR) optical imagery collected by image suppliers during the last year, in order to pick out interesting patterns and insights. The picture above shows a heat map of Very High Resolution (VHR) image acquisitions in the year 2016. The “warmer” (red/yellow) the spot the higher […]
An important task for Geocento in acting as an independent provider of satellite imagery has been in helping users to navigate some of the complexities of ordering imagery.
By far the majority of users of Geocento’s EarthImages platform search for optical imagery. Very few consider using radar imagery. Given its undoubted advantages in terms of being able to see the Earth’s surface through cloud, why is it not used more?
The world continues to get sharper in focus as a number of suppliers move closer towards offering imaging capabilities in the range 0.25-0.5m.
The first half of this year has been very busy for Geocento. We have been working hard with our clients, partners and image suppliers to ensure that the service we offer is as good as it can be. For example, we have broadened both our drone and satellite image supplier networks to build upon our […]
Image © 2016 Planet Labs Inc This week a devastating wildfire has swept across Alberta, Canada, which destroyed approximately 10% of buildings in the city of Fort McMurray, Alberta’s premier city (pictured in the above image).
Drones, or UAS (Unmanned Aerial Systems), are being increasingly used worldwide for many different applications, from monitoring agricultural productivity to taking amazing pictures from the air! However, they are becoming more and more vital for minimising the detrimental impacts of climate change and natural disasters.
During the past 14 years, 8% of Tiger-inhabited forest have diminished worldwide, with the most detrimental losses evident in Indonesia and Malaysia as a result of the continually expanding agricultural sector.
Last month we posted an article detailing the launch of the European Space Agency’s (ESA) latest Copernicus mission satellite, Sentinel-3A, which occurred on 16 February 2016.