So many things happen over the space (no pun intended) of a year, I want – if only for my own reflection – to try and collate this information quarterly. It will be interesting at the end of the 2017 to see the pace that the Earth Observation community is moving.
I reflected on progress in 2016
So, here are some of the things you may or may not have missed between Jan ’17 and Mar ’17:
Google plan to open source the Google Earth Enterprise
EOX release Sentinel 2 cloudless atlas of the world and you can access this on AWS
Planet launch their explorer
The use of Satellites to map refugee movements in Sudan
Planet launches 88 doves
Descartes Labs launch ‘Geo Visual Search’
Satellites capture the fake building of homes!
MDA announces intention to acquire Digital Globe
Satellites catch up with illegal fishing
ESA opens up yet more free imagery from envisat
Google sells Terrabella to Planet
Bill and Melinda Gates help set up a multi-million dollar mission, named “Radiant Earth”, with the aim to make reams of satellite images freely available
Landsat 7 made its last manoeuvre
NASA decommissioned EO-1 after 17 years service
Higher level Landsat data has been made available
Q1 was a busy quarter!
- Plenty of events also took place – Satsummit, Space XY, & Rasters Revealed to mention just 3 that seemed to produce a great deal of information.
Did I miss something important? Let me know.