remote sensing


VANE Query Language: Intuitive Access to Satellite Imagery

Georgy Potapov of OpenWeatherMap introduces the release of the VANE language service, an entirely online service that presents a new concept for accessing satellite imagery. Potapov shares OpenWeatherMap’s vision of how developers can work with satellite and weather data to help the overall geoinformation market to grow.

Artistic rendition of the UNSW-Ec0 cubesat. Image: UNSW Websites This website HomeEngineering The Australian Centre for Space Engineering Research (ACSER).Artistic rendition of the UNSW-Ec0 cubesat. Image: UNSW Websites This website HomeEngineering The Australian Centre for Space Engineering Research (ACSER).

Mini Satellite Constellation to Explore the Outer Reaches of Our Atmosphere

An international scientific project is conducting an unprecedented study of the atmosphere’s outermost layer. Fifty tiny satellites will measure the attributes of the thermosphere, a poorly understood but vitally important region.

Estimates of per capita consumption in four African countries. Stanford researchers used machine learning to extract information from high-resolution satellite imagery to identify impoverished regions in Africa. (Image credit: Neal Jean et al.)Estimates of per capita consumption in four African countries. Stanford researchers used machine learning to extract information from high-resolution satellite imagery to identify impoverished regions in Africa. (Image credit: Neal Jean et al.)

Using Machine Learning to Map Poverty from Satellite Imagery

Satellite images are now being used to map poverty levels around the world using machine learning used to analyze specific poverty data using a convolutional neural network.