Google renames its satellite startup, Skybox Imaging, to Terra Bella and adds focus on image analysis

by techcrunch.com — 2016-03-11 00:12:40

Google today announced that it is renaming Skybox Imaging, the satellite startup it acquired in 2014, to Terra Bella. More than just a name change, though, the company says this ... READ MORE

 

MYGEOSS - Third call for innovative apps in the environmental and social domains

by ec.europa.eu — 2016-03-11 00:10:19

MYGEOSS is launching an open call for the development of innovative applications (mobile or web-based) using openly available or crowd-generated data in different domains addressing citizens' needs. The pool of ... READ MORE

 

Satellite Laser Will Map Forests in 3-D

by scientificamerican.com — 2016-03-09 01:10:32

In 2018, America's space agency is going to send a laser into the galaxies to assess the world's trees.

It won't be the first time NASA dabbles in lidar technology shooting ... READ MORE

 

Invitation To Tender to European Industry for Reference Mapping Services

by satcen.europa.eu — 2016-03-07 14:19:14

The EU SatCen is launching a procurement procedure in order to award a Framework Contract with reopening of competion for the Provision of the Reference Mapping Service.

Deadline for submission: ... READ MORE

 

First images from Sentinel-3A already available

by www.esa.int — 2016-03-07 13:59:23

Just two weeks after launch, the latest Sentinel satellite has offered a taster of what it will provide for the EU's Copernicus programme.

Sentinel-3A's very first image, captured at 14:09 GMT ... READ MORE

 

RSE Special Issue - Earth Observation of Essential Climate Variables

by journals.elsevier.com — 2016-03-02 16:33:48

This Special Issue aims to demonstrate how Essential Climate Variables (ECVs) can be generated from Earth Observation data, as well as the use of those variables in climate modelling and ... READ MORE

 

RSE Special Issue - Big Remotely Sensed Data: tools, applications and experiences

by journals.elsevier.com — 2016-03-02 16:17:49

The advent of new generation satellite systems, including the Copernicus Sentinel constellations (Sentinel-1, Sentinel-2), are driving the development of new large scale data handling approaches in Remote Sensing related disciplines. ... READ MORE

 

Remote Sensing Applications Competition

by mbrsc.ae — 2016-03-01 23:53:11

The competition aims at promoting the utilization of the DubaiSat-2 mission data. Dubai-Sat2 products are expected for a wide range of disciplines spannins from land use and land cover, topography ... READ MORE

 

Real Technology, Real Benefits, part 4: multi-source applications

by digitalglobeblog.com — 2016-02-29 22:45:05

Real Technology, Real Benefits is a series of articles that explores the connection between satellite imaging technology and real-world applications and benefits. Read Part 1: pointing agility, Part 2: revisit ... READ MORE

 

NASA, partner space agencies measure forests in Gabon

by phys.org — 2016-02-26 16:09:09

A contingent of NASA airborne instruments and scientists on the ground has joined colleagues from space agencies in Gabon and Europe this month to study the dense African tropical forests ... READ MORE

 

Monitoring the Hong Kong-Zhihai-Macau Bridge Project with DMCii

by www.dmcii.com — 2016-02-26 15:54:31

The Hong Kong-Zhihai-Macau Bridge Project is an ongoing development for a series of bridges and tunnels crossing the Lingdingyang channel that will connect Hong Kong, Macau and Zhuhai. The project ... READ MORE

 

The Remote Sensing Imperative

by thediplomat.com — 2016-02-26 12:02:08

The U.S. should continue to cooperate with Asia in remote sensing and earth observation platforms.

Four years into the Obama administration's "Asia-Pacific Rebalance" and on the eve of a tumultuous national ... READ MORE

 

Facebook can map more of Earth in a week than we have in history

by www.newscientist.com — 2016-02-26 12:01:00

We just learned that Facebook's artificial-intelligence software can probably map more in a week than humanity has mapped over our entire history.

In a blog post, the social network announced that ... READ MORE

 

Anomaly on Sentinel-2 production

by spacedata.copernicus.eu — 2016-02-25 17:34:08

Since Sunday the 21st of February, an anomaly is randomly impacting the radiometric quality of some Sentinel-2 L1C products. In order to characterise it and ensure data disseminated remain at ... READ MORE

 

Fiji: Tropical cyclone Winston

by www.tomnod.com — 2016-02-25 06:40:28

Over the weekend, tropical cyclone Winston passed over the island nation of Fiji, damaging thousands of buildings and killing 29 people. Help map impassable roads, damaged buildings and areas of ... READ MORE

 

Satellite is SPOT on!

by www.pixalytics.com — 2016-02-24 20:12:07

This week marks the thirtieth anniversary of the launch of the first SPOT satellite, making it one of the longest satellite time series datasets.

The French Space Agency (CNES) established the ... READ MORE

 

Sentinel-3A successfully launched into orbit

by www.copernicus.eu — 2016-02-17 21:20:55

The third Copernicus Sentinel satellite carrying four Earth-observing instruments was launched into orbit on 16 February at 17:57 GMT (18:57 CET; 20:57 local time) on a Rockot launcher from Plesetsk, ... READ MORE

 

Japan to release satellite images of forests to combat illegal logging

by ajw.asahi.com — 2016-02-16 07:54:11

Japan will join international efforts to crack down on illegal logging in forests near the equator by releasing satellite imagery for free of areas under threat.

The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency ... READ MORE

 

List of the top 100 geospatial start-ups and companies in the world

by geoawesomeness.com — 2016-02-11 19:35:04

Maps, drones, apps, ibeacons, navigation, GPS, remote sensing... we love everything "location". This of course includes geospatial companies and start-ups. We talk to them and write about them.

We've decided to ... READ MORE

 

Next Landsat spacecraft would launch two years sooner under White House plan

by spacenews.com — 2016-02-11 16:22:58

The U.S. Geological Survey is also seeking $2.2 million to store and distribute Landsat-like data it will be getting from Europe's Sentinel-2 satellites.

... READ MORE