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January 2020

Using Cloud Optimized Geotiff part 1

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The Cloud Optimized Geotiff (COG). Is it helping you to stop unnecessarily downloading data? It should. One of the biggest Earth Observation ‘things’ in 2019 was that USGS is delivering Landsat 8 as COGs (that have a SpatioTemoral Asset Catalog – STAC as well) But old practices die hard and sometimes, despite the knowledge of… Read More »Using Cloud Optimized Geotiff part 1

Natural Capital and Earth Observation

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I spent a large chunk of 2019 working on a project looking at measuring Natural Capital using Earth Observation. I thought I would share some thoughts on this interesting topic. First off, a definition: Natural capital can be defined as the world’s stocks of natural assets which include geology, soil, air, water and all living… Read More »Natural Capital and Earth Observation

Geospatial Python Course V1

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I started blogging on in May 2016 and since then (at the time of writing in January 2020) I have gone on to write over 120 blog posts. I write loosely around the topic of Earth Observation and Satellite imagery but also more generally on Geospatial topics. GIS is my background. I am a… Read More »Geospatial Python Course V1

Earth Observation Q4 2019 review

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This is the last EO quarterly news of 2019. I try and use these posts to record what happen in the general sphere of Earth Observation / Geospatial across each quarter. If you want a more regular news please check out the #scenefromabove podcast which gets a new episode approximately once every 3 weeks. If… Read More »Earth Observation Q4 2019 review