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 big news in the Earth Observation community this week was the successful launch of the Sentinel-3 satellite.
Satellite Imagery can be used for a wide variety of applications. One application which is not frequently considered in the industry is its role in Media and Entertainment.
The Geocento archive contains over 30 million individual satellite footprints – spanning the last 33 years. The maps below show the frequency of commercial acquisitions in 2015 alone (1.5 million in total), from more than 22 satellites. High density sampling areas (dark green) from commercial satellites include busy maritime regions (for example areas of military […]
Satellites can be used for a number of less obvious applications. One of these is the monitoring of lightning strikes, which is vital for a number of reasons.
Satellite imagery is becoming increasingly utilised in an ever-growing range of applications, however some recent research has been brought to our attention which uses a range of satellite data to monitor changes in coral reef habitats in Bunaken, Indonesia.
It appears we cannot go a day without the word ‘migration’ being in the news. With global conflict and natural disasters, migration is a large-scale process describing the movement of people often from areas of hostility and devastation to areas of safety and stability.
The EU and European Space Agency’s (ESA’s) new satellite, Sentinel 2A , which was launched on Tuesday, has provided its first images of the Earth covering parts of Sweden, central Europe and the Mediterranean.