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Training data and Satellite data

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I don’t think I have come across a GitHub repo any code while looking for more resources to add for awesome-eo-code that is related to evaluating training data for Satellite imagery. I have often wondered how someone new to the industry could make their mark. In a sector that has focused a great deal of… Read More »Training data and Satellite data

GeoPandas and PostGIS

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In late June GeoPandas 0.8 was released. This release has made massive steps in Input/Output (IO). A compelling thing about GeoPandas is its simple way to read a GIS vector dataset (Shapefile, GeoJson etc). It’s one line of code, or two if you include the import statement. import geopandas as gpd gpd.read_file(‘your_shapefile.shp’) Now, with the… Read More »GeoPandas and PostGIS

awesome-earthobservation-code

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During lockdown in April and May 2020, the #scenefromabove podcast held a series of lunchtime networking chats with people all over the world. Alastair wrote about them here. We weren’t sure how they were going to go, but they introduced some really interesting ideas and themes. Two really stayed with me. From our first chat… Read More »awesome-earthobservation-code

Python for Geospatial work flows part 4: Updating from Python 3.6 to 3.7 with Anaconda

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18 months ago I wrote about setting up Anaconda for Python. The post is here I highly recommend using Anaconda. I have now come to a natural break in projects and I want to upgrade my version to Python 3.7 – which is the default version that Anaconda uses (3.7.7 as of the start of… Read More »Python for Geospatial work flows part 4: Updating from Python 3.6 to 3.7 with Anaconda

Earth Observation Q1 2020 review

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This is the firstly EO quarterly news of 2020. 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 Q1 2020 review

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 www.acgeospatial.co.uk 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