Geocento is primarily a provider of imagery, but since we started the business back in 2011, we have focused on the development of innovative web technologies to help automate and streamline imagery provision as much as possible. Although many of our users are familiar with our flagship application EarthImages, the technology behind this application has […]
Our clients collectively cover a wide range of applications of imaging, but one of the most unexpected for us is that of monitoring herring spawn along the west coast of Canada. In early spring, tens of thousands of tonnes of herring migrate from offshore to nearshore habitats to spawn in one of nature’s most spectacular […]
Watch out for NEO, our new version of EarthImages. We have listened to our users’ feedback and we are currently revamping our flagship application to extend our product offering and functionality. Regarding our offering, in addition to catalogue imagery and tasking requests, we will be adding basemap and DEM support. We are also working on […]
This month, we look at the global collection of commercial optical and radar imagery collected by satellite image suppliers during the last year in order to pick out interesting patterns and insights.
Geocento presented at the very high profile Digital Globe ENGAGE 2017 conference, in London 25-26th of April. Whilst we already have a good set of platforms to show some nice, appealing demos on screens, we were looking to add something new, some unique eye-catching animation. What makes us unique at Geocento is our supplier agnostic API, covering […]
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?