INTRIGUING IMAGE OF THE WEEK
INDUSTRY INSIGHTS & TRENDS
- WorldView-3 Satellite Imagery Now Commercially Available
DigitalGlobe now has clearance and calibration to distribute 30-centimeter satellite imagery from its WorldView-3 satellite to all customers. According to the company, such resolution from a space-based platform is a first and at five times the detail of competing satellite imagery.
- NEON Airborne Data Now Includes Full Waveform LiDAR
The National Ecological Observation Network (NEON) recently released new sample data from its Airborne Observation Platform. The full-waveform light detection and ranging (LiDAR) data are collected using light energy to measure object heights on the ground; assess plant density and species; and map buildings, power lines and other infrastructure.
- A Military Weather Satellite Exploded in Space
The U.S. Air Force confirmed to Space News that it lost a 20-year-old military weather satellite in a “catastrophic event” that produced 43 pieces of space debris on Feb. 3, 2015.
- Free Mapping Software Expands Aid to Emergency Responders
MARPLOT, free mapping software jointly developed by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration for responding to hazardous chemical spills, is now improved with version 5.0.