March 30, 2016
It's a mystery that has stumped geologists for more than a century. Now, thanks to new technology - including satellite laser imagery - researchers may be one step closer to understanding the origins of an archetypal landform: the drumlin hill. "Drumlin hills are the most studied and yet the most enigmatic ice age landform," says
February 2, 2016
The annual Earth Imaging Journal polling of its Editorial Advisory Board and industry experts typically asks the same overarching question to everyone. That’s possible when one dominant theme or trend becomes obvious, but Earth imaging is seeing a remarkable period of innovation and disruption, including the rise of unmanned aircraft systems, smallsats, phenomenal growth in the number of commercial imagery providers, cloud computing and Big Data analytics, and more.
May 26, 2015
The San Francisco-based startup Farmers Business Network, which helps farmers make decisions with data and Earth imagery, recently closed a $15 million round of venture funding for a total of $28 million.
April 5, 2015
Scanning hard-copy data makes digital historic imagery accessible, virtually organized and easily distributed. By Doug Joos and Joe Cantz, Woolpert (www.woolpert.com), Dayton, Ohio. Many government agencies and businesses have aerial photo-graphy prints and large map sheets that document the past, many of which date back to the early 1900s. These prints and maps are vital
March 17, 2015
MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., March 16, 2015—Orbital Insight, a new company focused on creating market intelligence for decision makers and investors in a wide range of industries, today announced it has partnered with Sequoia in an $8.7 million Series A round, with participation from Google Ventures, Lux Capital, Bloomberg Beta, and citizen.vc. Dr. Bill Coughran represents
February 21, 2015
Ever-increasing data sources and image processing capabilities are revolutionizing the Earth imaging community’s ability to map and monitor our changing planet. What are the most significant technology trends shaping the remote sensing industry? That’s the question Earth Imaging Journal’s staff asked a range of industry experts who specialize in Earth imagery collection, processing and analysis.
January 14, 2015
A special issue of the open access online journal Remote Sensing explores scientific research of nighttime lights, citing them as a go-to data source for insight on built infrastructure and human activity levels.