A year ago we decided to make our EarthImages services available through a public API. As some of you will know, EarthImages allows you to find and order satellite imagery from a wide range of suppliers. This is particularly useful to compare the different offers available and check the capability of the different […]
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 latest DigitalGlobe satellite, WorldView-4, is due to be launched in less than two weeks’ time and enhance their capacity to collect the world’s highest resolution commercial satellite imagery.
The Olympic Games are in full force in Rio, with more than 10000 athletes travelling to the Brazilian city to try their best to earn Gold. Before the games started, the Olympics has been subject to a lot of criticism, namely the huge expense it has cost a country which struggles to house its poor […]
Image Alert has been a long standing and popular feature of EarthImages. What exactly is Image Alert? Image Alert is “the asynchronous version of a manual search“. In a nutshell, you tell us what you are looking for and we will send you an email every time new fresh, imagery has been added […]
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.
Image Credit NASA Every so often we notice completely natural objects which look as if they were sculptured or drawn by man, such as the Troll in Icaria or Dead Man in Ireland (left and right respectively).