“One Planet, Many People” – New Atlas using Landsat imagery

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The United Nations Environment Programme recently published One Planet, Many People: Atlas of Our Changing Environment, using 30 years of before-and-after Landsat images for 80 sites around the world to provide “insights into the many ways people around the world have changed, and continue to change, the environment.” It is hardcover, and looks really nice, […]

Landsat 5 has resumed operations

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Tim Warner here at WVU just forwarded us the good news that Landsat 5 has resumed acquisition operations for the continental US and international data acquisition will be coming back online in the next few weeks. Engineers were able to make adjustments to Landsat 5’s solar array to give it enough power to continue its […]

Japan Launches Mapping Satellite

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The Japanese Advanced Land Observation Satellite (nicknamed “Daichi’) was launched on January 24th, after two delays for technical problems. According to the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA), The satellite will be used for mapping and to monitor disasters and environmental change around the world. Via Bloomberg and GeoPlace

The Gigapxl Project

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The Gigapxl Project is based on an amazing super-high resolution camera built by Graham Flint, which he has used to take amazing landscape pictures, including a panorama of Pittsburgh, which is not too far from us. One of the Project’s main goals is the Portrait of America, where the team travelled all across the US […]