Earth Observation

Earth Observation

A short tale about how I wanted to buy satellite imagery and how difficult...

I have spent over a decade in the geospatial industry and thus know a lot about how things work here but I was shocked...

Google uses satellite data to add wildfire location-tracking to Maps, Search

There are dozens of large wildfires burning across the United States right now – almost a third of them in California. As more than...

Earthquake sensors pick up the ‘global quiet’ caused by COVID-19

As countries across the world halted economic activity to combat the spread of the novel coronavirus, the relative quietness was noticed by the sensors...

Speaker line-up for Digital Meetup #2: Earth Data and Analytics

The geospatial industry is going through a period of rapid transformation—as is our world. From climate change and COVID-19 to biodiversity loss and business...

The most epic, detailed and complete list of all Earth Observation satellites

From keeping an eye on large forest fires to tracking clouds and watching dust storms to predict the weather, or even mapping the growth...

Leveraging signals from space to monitor supply and demand post-COVID

The economic disruption induced by the COVID-19 pandemic is affecting raw materials and product flows worldwide. Freezes and disruptions at borders and ports are...

Geodata for Financial Institutions 2

In our previous blog post, Geodata for Financial Institutions Part 1, we discussed the difficulty of developing geodata based products and services for new markets...

Geodata for Financial Institutions (Part 1/2)

There is a lot of geodata publicly available. The Copernicus programme, for example, hosts 6 families of satellites (Sentinel 1 - 6) consisting of...
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How earth observation data and analytics is helping tackle climate change

The environmental risks posed by climate change become clearer with each extreme weather event, but we are only starting to study the impact of...

How the Danish government used AI on satellite data to identify slurry tanks?

For the past few years, I heard a lot about the potential of Deep Learning in the geospatial industry to automate analytics and interpretation...

How to map the impact of COVID-19 on your neighborhood using machine learning and...

Life amidst the COVID-19 pandemic has been somewhat surreal. Though I have been fortunate enough to be able to work from home during these...
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Photos: Russian Arctic Circle oil spill as seen from space

Russia declared a state of emergency on June 3, 2020, after a fuel tank holding 21,000 tons of diesel oil collapsed in Arctic Circle...
Global wind data

Global wind data from ESA’s Aeolus satellite is now public

Aeolus, the wind satellite launched by the European Space Agency (ESA) in August 2018, is ready to share its novel observations with the world....

International space agencies plan hackathon to tackle COVID-19 pandemic

US space agency NASA, European Space Agency (ESA), and the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) are cobbling together to launch a global, virtual hackathon...

Copernicus needs our support – Voice your concern against the proposed budget reductions (2021-2028)

Copernicus: One Program - 1000s of applications Over the past two decades, the European Union has funded and built a strong Space Programme that has...

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