Tag Archives: earth observation

Government Imagery Data, Free & Easy to Find!

Aerial photography and satellite images provide state and local government officials with a bird’s eye view of the geography, assets, and infrastructure of their communities.  These days, there are a lot of government imagery data formats that are freely available.  … Continue reading

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Landsat is 40 and Still Groovy.

My colleague Chris Davis shared this video from Wired with me today. It’s so much fun to watch. I’m just getting back from the Esri International Users Conference where the 40th anniversary of Landsat (ERTS) was widely celebrated. At the … Continue reading

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Record Temperatures & Wildfire Risk

Thanks to recent rain along the Front Range, mountains, and plains of Colorado, the image below represents what we hope is behind us as a very early and robust fire season in CO and the Western US. The image below … Continue reading

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What Can You Do With 40 Years of Imagery?

A colleague recently pointed me to an interesting video on NASA’s YouTube page, cleverly titled “What Doesn’t Stay in Vegas? Sprawl.”  This video shows the rapid expansion of Las Vegas between 1972 and 2010.  The video comprises 38 years worth … Continue reading

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An Efficient Remote Sensing Solution

What’s glossy, full of colors, says 1000 words without a single letter, and is stacked 20 inches high on my desk? Imagery magazines! I love a good read and when a colleague arrived at my door with an armload of … Continue reading

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Satellite Constellations for Environmental Monitoring

The Disaster Monitoring Constellation The Disaster Monitoring Constellation (DMC) consists of several similar satellites orbiting in a configuration that enables a daily revisit for most points on the Earth’s surface.  If a historical record going back farther than 2002 is … Continue reading

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Environmental Conservation and Geospatial Image Analysis

In his recent post, my colleague, Peter McIntosh wrote about the different markets where geospatial software provides solutions.   For many geospatial imagery users monitoring and quantifying change is a very important task.   Through my work with academic institutions and environmental … Continue reading

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