A New Era of Earth Observation from the International Space Station

"Off the Earth, for the Earth" is NASA's tagline for the International Space Station (ISS) and with the launch of additional earth observation instruments...

Application of Mobile LiDAR on Pothole detection

Introduction: Mobile LiDAR technology is found to be the most effective solution for the maintenance of public transportation.  Identifying and repairing the potholes is one...

One new acronym to remember – 3DEP!

In today's world, it takes less time to download a country's Digital Elevation Model (DEM) than to sign up for Gmail. SRTM and ASTER...

IRNSS 1-A successfully launched: Indian Regional Navigation Satellite System project begins!

A decade ago, Scientists at the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) were starting to explore the possibility of having an Indian alternative to the GPS system,...

EGU2014 – a visit to the venue

Normal 0 21 MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 st1:*{behavior:url(#ieooui) } /* Style Definitions */ table.MsoNormalTable {mso-style-name:"Normale Tabelle"; mso-tstyle-rowband-size:0; mso-tstyle-colband-size:0; mso-style-noshow:yes; mso-style-parent:""; mso-padding-alt:0cm 5.4pt 0cm 5.4pt; mso-para-margin:0cm; mso-para-margin-bottom:.0001pt; mso-pagination:widow-orphan; font-size:10.0pt; font-family:"Times New Roman";} Last week the European Geosciences Union held its annual General Assembly in Vienna,...

Earth Observation Industry, International Financial Institutions and Development Agencies

This post is to address, Earth Observation Information Services as an assisting mechanism to operatively connect Earth Observation Industry, International Financial Institutions and Development...

Moving objects and their displacement in SAR images

The launch of high resolution radar satellites such as the German TerraSAR-X satellite (launched in summer 2006, resolution of 1m, 3m or 16m m...

SAR 2 – The story goes on!

Referring to my last article about radar remote sensing I decided to continue with the topic and from time to time will focus my...

The most detailed 3D world model is out there and it’s free!

How to create a detailed 3D topographic model of the entire Earth? As you could suspect the only feasible way to do it is...

Launch of Sentinel-2A tonight

The first satellite in the two-satellite-mission, Sentinel-2A, is going to be launched this night. The launch from Europe’s Spaceport in Kourou, French Guiana, on...

Processing “tons of data / big data” while you are sleeping: GDAL and Shell...

Handling and processing big data is awesome but always questions the physical system capacity, data processing software, memory availability, efficient algorithm, processing time and...

Hi Tech GPS gadget in Football: Tracking player performance and fitness!

Football is probably the most popular sport in the world and is some countries it is even considered as a "religion" . It's only...

GPS Jamming: What happens when GPS is down!

In a world where GPS is vital and in fact the most revolutionary positioning method since the days of "celestial object" based navigation, ever wondered...

Planet & Orbital Insight: Satellite Imagery & Machine Learning In the Financial Markets

A few years ago when startups like Planet Labs (now Planet), Skybox Imaging (now Terra Bella) started their ambitious efforts to monitor the planet with...

The entire earth photographed from space each day

With the increasing number and enhanced resolution of Earth-observing satellites tracking occurrences on our planet from above is becoming feasible. The launch of World-View-3...

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