Automating the generation of land cover maps from satellite imagery is becoming easier due to learning-based algorithms improving the understanding of signal data.
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.