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.
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.
On March 11th 2011 at 2:46pm local time, nearly 5 years ago now, an earthquake of magnitude 9.0 occurred off the NE coast of Japan, known as the Tohoku earthquake.
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.
As this imagery from today shows in South Carolina, Satellites images provide effective snapshot of flood extent, where devastating floods have displaced many people.