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.
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 […]
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.
This week we have witnessed the return of UK astronaut Tim Peake from the International Space Station and you have to wonder, what was it like seeing the earth moving and changing when he looked down from above?
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).