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Satellite Images

June 14, 2016

LuxCarta Joins CM-CIC Investissement and BNP Paribas Développement to Support its Expansion

Based in Sophia-Antipolis, France, LuxCarta specializes in processing satellite images to create 3D models. The company was created by the merger of GeoImage and ComputaMaps in 2013. Following the departure of one of LuxCarta's four co-founders and associates, the directors sought two financial partners to restructure its capital and execute its international development strategy, particularly

November 12, 2015

CONUS 15-Meter Landsat 8 Mosaic from Earthstar Geographics

November 12, 2015 — Earthstar Geographics LLC (San Diego, CA, USA) announced the release of their new TerraColor NextGen Landsat 8 satellite image mosaic covering the contiguous US (CONUS) 48 states. The product is a seamless mosaic of pan-sharpened true color Landsat 8 satellite images from the 2013-2015 time frame that have been carefully processed to

October 26, 2015

Celebrating 15 years

October 26, 2015 — The International Charter Space and Major Disasters celebrates 15 years of free access to the best-available satellite images. Founded in 2000 by the European, French and Canadian Space agencies, the International Charter Space and Major Disasters provides the best-available satellite pictures.  These images help with disaster relief and recovery anywhere in

August 13, 2015

Night Time Satellite Images Show Limited Light at Night in ISIS-Controlled Regions

August 13, 2015 — The territory controlled by the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) has grown rapidly since the start of the Syrian Civil War, and in 2014 ISIS expanded its control into Northern Iraq. While there are many media reports on violence and geopolitical issues surrounding the takeover of these areas, the

March 11, 2015

Satellite Mapping to Analyse Rainfall Impact in Africa

March 11, 2015—A study carried out by the University of Leicester has shown the amount of rainfall many African areas receive has drastically changed in the last ten years. It is an essential factor for vegetation, which plays a vital role in African livelihoods. The international team of researchers has mapped the entire African continent

December 26, 2014

Geocarto Launches Glasses-free 3D Processing Service

Remote Sensing professionals and scientists who wish to enhance presentation of their projects can now add a 3rd dimension to 2Dsatellite images/aerial photos. This special 3D processing service is provided by Geocarto International Centre Ltd (GIC) in Hong Kong. GIC was established in 1985 to promote the application of satellite remote sensing. Since 2009, it has been producing

December 3, 2014

Remote Sensing Pioneer Wins the Volvo Environment Prize

The 2014 winner of the Volvo Environment Prize, Professor Eric Lambin, is a remote sensing pioneer who uses advanced data collection and satellite images to understand land use and human influence on the planet.

November 19, 2014

The OGC Adopts GML in JPEG 2000 (“GMLJP2”) Encoding Standard Version 2

Nov. 19, 2014—The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) has adopted the OGC GML in JPEG 2000 Encoding Standard (Part 1 - Core) (GMLJP2) version 2. In 2006 the OGC published Version 1.0 of GMLJP2 to address problems encountered when attempting to have satellite images fit to Earth coordinate systems and "match up" to other sources of geospatial

May 19, 2011

Beware—Map Projections Do Matter

By Robert Simmon, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center (www.nasa.gov/goddard), Greenbelt, Md. hen it comes to misinterpreting a satellite image or map, there are many ways the media and other organizations can get it wrong. For example, consider this recent headline and image from the U.K.’s Daily Mail Online: World of two halves! Map shows most

May 18, 2011

Modeling the World

Image processing innovations are creating value for decision makers. By Robert Schowengerdt, professor emeritus, University of Arizona (http://www.arizona.edu/),  Tucson, Ariz. He is the author of Remote Sensing—Models and Methods for Image Processing (2006), which is now in its third edition and available at http://www.elsevier.com/. Remote sensing science and technology have evolved dramatically in the nearly

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