With the rise of high resolution satellites, it is becoming increasingly possible to use remote sensing in the field of conservation. High resolution imagery can be used to track deforestation, habitat change, illegal activities, and wildlife population change.

A study by Norris and colleagues was published in Nature last week, revealing how the distribution of clouds has been changing since the 1980s, on a planetary scale. The study detailed two main changes in cloud patterns, encouraged by the observed climatic changes which have been occurred over the last 50 years.

Imagery of our planet and derived analytics

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 […]

Satellite imagery were used for Hurricane tracking

Figure: NASA/NOAA GOES Project (19, OCT 2015) This past week, satellite imagery were used for Hurricane tracking, and proving its importance within meteorology. Hurricane Olaf is located in the East Pacific and has strengthened to a major hurricane.

Satellite images from SPOT and Pleiades working full time

Satellite images from SPOT and Pleiades have been used very often this week. From viewing the North Korean Anniversary Parade to helping the Indian Agricultural Ministry gather accurate crop information, the importance of using satellite imagery has become very apparent.