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March 22, 2017

How Do I Choose the Correct Image-Capture Settings for 3D Models?

What are the effects of the “angle between images” setting in circular missions when it comes to 3D reconstruction?

October 11, 2016

Topographic Lidar Data Employed to Map, Preserve U.S. History

In August 2015, the National Park Service (NPS) contracted Woolpert for the Little Bighorn National Monument Mapping Project to record the locations of thousands of headstone markers at the Custer National Cemetery as well as hundreds of battlefield markers at the Little Bighorn National Monument site, which covers approximately 5.5 square miles.

March 10, 2015

Saharan Sand Blows Across the North African Coast

Plumes of sand from North African deserts are easily visible in this satellite image captured by the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer on NASA’s Aqua satellite in late February 2015. The microscopic particles amass and begin a trans-Atlantic journey to South America.

March 3, 2015

SPOT 5 Captures Images of EU Capital

Released last week as part of the European Space Agency’s Earth from Space video series, this false-color image of Brussels was acquired by the SPOT 5 satellite on Sept. 28, 2011, showcasing the central area of Belgium’s capital city. The darker blue areas depict thicker vegetation cover and highlight the city’s parks.

February 24, 2015

Another Blizzard Piles up Snow in New England

The northeastern United States has seen a series of snow events this winter, including another nor’easter on Feb. 14-15 that brought another 12 to 20 inches to an already record total of 58 inches in the Boston area for the month of February.

February 17, 2015

New Land Forms on the Louisiana Coast

A pair of false-color Landsat satellite images of the Wax Lake Outlet in Louisiana shows the spread of mud deposits and land rising out of the water between 1984 and 2014.

February 10, 2015

Fierce Fortifications Visible on the Iraq-Iran Border

Astronauts using a digital camera aboard the International Space Station took this image of a fortified border between Iraq and Iran.

February 3, 2015

Looking at a Landslide in India in 3D

A Landsat 8 image of landslide debris blocking the Tsarap River in the Indian states of Jammu and Kashmir is helping authorities assess a dangerous situation, as they’re concerned an earthen dam will break and lead to damaging flooding downstream.

January 27, 2015

Austfonna Ice Cap Sheds Ice

During the last two decades, the Austfonna ice cap on Norway’s Nordaustlandet island in the Svalbard archipelago has lost more than 50 meters of ice and stretched 50 kilometers inland. The outlet glacier from the ice cap is now flowing 25 times faster in that same time period.

November 25, 2014

Astronauts Image Florida at Night

The Florida peninsula is easily recognizable from space, even at night, in this image taken from the International Space Station in October 2014. Gauging the size and intensity of lights gives an intuitive sense of city size and population.