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

by — 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 — 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 — 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 — 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 — 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 — 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 — 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 — 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 — 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 — 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 — 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 — 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 — 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 — 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 — 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 — 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 — 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 — 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 — 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 — 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.