Remote Sensing

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Satellites help predict malaria outbreaks months in advance

Malaria is one of the greatest health threats in tropical regions like the Amazon, but predicting its spread is difficult. While it's no secret that mosquitoes prefer warm air and standing pools of water, how do you translate that awareness to a large scale? By getting a little help from orbit, …

Public Health

How a Colorado company’s satellite images are helping Hurricane Harvey relief and recovery

The public has been inundated with photos of flooding and disaster in the wake of Hurricane Harvey, as devastating images of heartbroken families and …

Hurricane Harvey

High-Res Satellites Want to Track Human Activity From Space

Hopkinsville, Kentucky, is normally a mid-size town, home to 32,000 people and a big bowling ball manufacturer. But on August 21, its human density …

Provide

This is What a Solar Eclipse Looks Like to a Weather Satellite

Yesterday, we shared what a total solar eclipse looks like to a weather balloon floating in near space. If you want to zoom out even <i>more</i>, check out …

Space

Delphi and LiDAR-maker Innoviz partner on self-driving tech

Automotive supply giant Delphi, which recently shifted focus to target autonomous and high-tech solutions more specifically, has signed a new partnership with Innoviz, an Israeli tech company building LiDAR tech for autonomous driving. The team-up includes a new minority investment from Delphi in …

Transportation

Roofr uses satellite imagery to evaluate the state of your roof

Roofing may not be the sexiest thing to think about, but having a solid roof over your head is vital, especially in earthquake-prone places like San Francisco. Roofr, which will be graduating from Y Combinator (YC) next week, developed a satellite imagery software that analyzes the state of your …

Maps

NASA's Smartest Satellite Is Gone. Can Private Space Replace It?

Look down on Buenos Aires from the sky, and you can learn a fair bit about the city. It's got a lot of concrete. Also a lot of trees. There's a …

NOAA puts GOES-R weather satellite data in the cloud

Provisional data from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's newest weather satellite is being shared as part of the agency's Big Data …

Government Technology

Elusive Algae: Only Ten Percent of Algae Species Have Been Discovered in World's Oceans - The Daily Catch

Elusive Algae: Only Ten Percent of Algae Species Have Been Discovered in World’s Oceans<p>Photo: NOAA/Wikimedia Commons (CC BY 2.0)<p>Algae dominate the …

Powering geospatial analysis: public geo datasets now on Google Cloud

Posted Peter Birch, Product Manager Google Earth Engine <br>With dozens of public satellites in orbit and many more scheduled over the next decade, the …

GIS

Can magnetic space tugs clean up space junk?

An ESA-funded scientist is developing a magnetic space tug to combat the growing problem of space debris. The tugs could lock onto derelict …

Why Synthetic Sensors Could Be The Future Of Smart Kitchen Monitoring

Will the smart kitchen of the future be stocked with arrays of distributed sensors or could a single suite of sensors, localized on a credit-card …

Internet of Things

FLIR Vue™ Pro R Thermal Camera for sUAS | FLIR Systems

FLIR Vue Pro R Specifications<p>Overview<p>Vue Pro R 640<p>Vue Pro R 336<p>Thermal Imager<p>Uncooled VOx Microbolometer<p>Resolution<p>640 × 512<p>336 × 256<p>Lens Options<br>(FOV …

Cameras

Aerial Imagery Revolutionizes Software-as-a-Service (Saas)

Aerial imagery delivers powerful tools for businesses of all sizes, allowing them to see more detail than a satellite view.

FLIR Boson® | FLIR Systems

FLIR Boson™ – the search is over<p>Boson longwave infrared (LWIR) thermal camera cores set a new standard for size, weight, power, and performance. …

Drones

Quark LWIR Camera Cores

Quark 2 Uncooled Thermal Imaging Camera Cores<p>A quantum leap ahead in the design and capability of longwave thermal camera cores, Quark 2 provides …

Cameras

Correlator3D UAV Drone Photogrammetry Software

SimActive’s Correlator3D™ UAV software is the premier solution for processing UAV imagery. Powered by GPU technology and multi-core CPUs, …

Drones

Mysterious Russian 'Killer Satellites' Spring Back To Life After Two Years Of Inactivity, And We Have No Idea Why - Fortuna's Corner

<b>Mysterious Russian ‘Killer Satellites’ Spring Back To Life After Two Years Of Inactivity, And We Have No Idea Why</b><p><b></b>Tim Collins, had an article in the …

War

HDEV

High Definition Earth-Viewing System (HDEV)<p>The High Definition Earth Viewing (HDEV) experiment aboard the ISS was activated April 30, 2014. It is …

Millions of hectares of forest discovered hiding in plain sight

Scientists have discovered a whopping 467 million hectares of previously unreported forest scattered around the world, a finding that they say could …

Satellite eye on Earth: February 2017 – in pictures

Vibrant vegetation in a Venezuelan lake, Saharan dust in snowy Sierra Nevada, cloud vortices in South Korea, a vast solar farm in China, and a lone ship in the Atlantic are among our satellite images this month<p>Every so often, a vibrant green colour infuses the waters of Lake Maracaibo. Floating …

Orbital Insight

US Retail Traffic<p>Quantifying sales trends of major U.S. retail chains in real time through the number of cars in parking lots.<p>China Economic …

Time-Lapse Google Maps Show How The World Is Changing

Google Earth's time lapse videos of earth's landscape could make you think about the great baseball player Yogi Berra.<p>"I thought about one of the quotes attributed to Yogi Berra," says Marc Levy, a political scientist at Columbia University's Earth Institute who specializes in issues of global …

Google Earth

The 102 million dead trees in California's forests are turning tree cutters into millionaires

A low gargle echoes against granite cliffs and resounds in the wooded canyons.<p>Each pull of a starter handle and squeeze of a throttle is punctuated by the crack of splintering wood as another dead tree falls in a forest that’s changing all too rapidly.<p>Niles Kant stands at the base of a red fir. Its …

California

Monitoring Crop Field Soil Moisture (NDWI) Using Sentinel-2 Temporal Series

Posté par Daniel Demonceau le Wednesday November 2nd, 2016<p>Monitoring the soil moisture level of crop fields is one of the most important thing to do …

Photos: Move over Google Earth, this 3D map shows our world in razor-sharp detail | ZDNet

TanDEM-X and TerraSAR-X in formation flight<p>These incredibly accurate maps of Earth have been produced by twin satellites orbiting about 120 meters …

4 Startups Using Satellites in Really Cool Ways

From monitoring corn to drilling asteroids, space companies are using satellites for a wide range of uses.<p>Space is getting a lot more crowded: About 3,000 satellites currently orbit the earth, a number that's quickly growing as more companies look to commercialize the skies. And a lot of them do …

U.S. Department of Agriculture

2 Toolbox

The Sentinel-2 Toolbox<p>The Sentinel-2 Toolbox consists of a rich set of visualisation, analysis and processing tools for the exploitation of MSI data …

The invasive species that nobody is talking about

<b>Non-native species like zebra mussels make national news, but the dangerous plant variable milfoil is rarely discussed outside of lake</i> …