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 […]
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.
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.
Ministry of Agriculture in India are employing Satellite imagery to facilitate crop insurance claims.