Since those first images in 1972, multiple Landsat satellites have been launched with the ability to take increasingly detailed pictures of our world.
Focused on providing satellite imagery for large-scaled natural disasters, the Open Data program will provide open and accurate high-resolution satellite imagery and crowdsourced GIS layers.
NASA has partnered with the Jane Goodall Institute to provide satellite imagery and the analysis needed to understand where habitat loss is the most extreme to protect chimpanzees in the wild.
Descartes Lab, a start-up organization, has created crop production analysis that uses millions of satellite images and machine learning to produce accurate data about the production of agricultural crops.
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.
The European Space Agency and Eumetsat have just released the first data from their new satellite platform, Sentinel 3-A. This groundbreaking new Earth observation platform can monitor a wide range of Earth systems, and will play a vital role in understanding our planet into the future.
The Landsat series of satellites has been imaging the Earth’s surface for nearly 50 years, providing vital imagery for a range of purposes from the natural sciences to civil administration and conflict monitoring. NASA and the USGS recently announced that the next iteration of the program, Landsat 9, is due to launch in 2020.
The Sudden Landslide Identification Product (SLIP) developed by NASA detects landslide potential by analyzing satellite imagery for changes in soil moisture, muddiness, and other surface features.
The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) has produced a manual entitled “Introduction to Remote Sensing of Cross Border Conflicts: A Guide for Analysts” as part of a project by its Geospatial Technology Project staff to understand the use of satellite imagery as a tool for “understanding border conflicts and possible conflict prevention.”
A recently released report by the European Commission’s Joint Research Centre focuses on analyzing how repositories of open source aerial and satellite imagery can be used to help monitor nuclear activity.