I started writing these reviews two years ago, really to get a feel of the pace of change in Earth Observation / Geospatial today. If you are interested in the major EO related events in 2017 and 2018, please go to the links below:
Use Space for peaceful purposes, please.
Planet’s response to India’s testing of an anti-satellite missile. pic.twitter.com/bZuuIYtCFB
— Planet (@planetlabs) March 27, 2019
Gaofan-5 and Gaofan-6 are in service.
— China Xinhua News (@XHNews) March 21, 2019
The #OneWeb satellites in a nutshell:
🛰️ Orbit: Low Earth Orbit (LEO) = 1,200km
🌐Application: Internet access (Telecom) 📶
🛠️ Production: serial production 🆕
💡Designed by @AirbusSpace
🚀#VS21 Soyuz by @Arianespace #NewSpace
— Airbus Space (@AirbusSpace) February 27, 2019
Being responsible in space.
AI on satellites is coming:
Space Transportation – Neuenschwander:
🔹"European funding need is lower if we have a certain share of the commercial market"
🔹Key question: What cadence needed to attain cost reduction
🔹"Preparing upgrades of #Ariane6/VegaC also in context of commercial competitiveness" pic.twitter.com/Bo4RjpK6St
— Susanne Auer 🇪🇺 (@AuerSusan) January 18, 2019
Sentinel 2 Level 2a is in Google Earth Engine.
Hansen Global Forest dataset is updated for 2018.
BigEarthNet is here.
ICE EYE on Anak Krakatau Volcano.
WorldView 4 cannot collect any further imagery:
#Space is hard. We know that, and we are now reminded of how heartbreaking it can be. This morning we announced that our #WorldView4 satellite can no longer collect imagery. https://t.co/3bamhZynVI pic.twitter.com/TiJMWWGA1c
— Maxar Technologies (@Maxar) January 7, 2019
Sentinel 2 landcover:
Incredible detail! Billions of image pixels recorded by the Copernicus #Sentinel2 mission have been used to generate a high-resolution map of land-cover dynamics across Earth’s landmasses.
— ESA EarthObservation (@ESA_EO) March 21, 2019
Corine Land Cover now updated for 2018 .
SAR pricing explained.
More Sentinel5P data!
new atmosphere products released – methane and ozone – https://t.co/d7KuOWTETM
— Josef Aschbacher (@AschbacherJosef) March 4, 2019
Projects / Workflows
Monitoring water scarcity.
Data Science and Satellite imagery.
Forest Carbon stocks and emissions:
We're thrilled to share initial results of our breakthrough R&D initiative to directly measure forest carbon stocks and emissions at high frequency across Peru. In short: it's working! Read more on the exciting work we're doing with our global partners: https://t.co/NXwkgVi8R9 pic.twitter.com/3LY8EInaXX
— Planet (@planetlabs) March 12, 2019
Accuracy in machine learning – be careful.
Time series on SAR data:
New Tool for Analyzing #SAR Imagery- A new open-source tool created by #NASA’s Alaska Satellite Facility (ASF) Distributed Active Archive Center (DAAC) facilitates time-series analysis of synthetic aperture radar (SAR) imagery.
— NASAEarthdata (@NASAEarthData) February 4, 2019
SpatioTemporal Asset Catalog (STAC) Community Advances and 0.6.1 Release https://t.co/YBF1qTsvti
— Matthias Mohr (@matthmohr) January 28, 2019
EO Learn part 2.
Grass cutting with satellite data.
Burn map of the world (perhaps not a burn map, but a map showing air pollution related to burning).
Our Planet is greener than ever before.
Tracking pirates and weather.
Raster Time Series plug-in for QGIS now available.
GeoLambda is updated.
GeoPandas 0.4.1 has been released yesterday! A small bug-fix release for compatibility with the latest Fiona and PySAL releases (https://t.co/Medz7yyxn8)
— GeoPandas (@geopandas) March 7, 2019
OpenEO API 0.4.0 released.
Geospatial Python tutorial and code? Yes please!
Interested in learning a modern geospatial workflow using open-source pkgs in python? Just finished a series of tutorials for fundamental remote sensing and GIS. Raster + vector data mgmt, viz, ending w/ a machine learning approach to land cover mapping.https://t.co/LFlZKfi1q7 pic.twitter.com/QRiC24Uxee
— Patrick Gray (@clifgray) January 7, 2019
Xarray v0.12 is out. Highlights include:
– dropped supported for Python 2
– new coarsen() and integrate() methods
– nearly complete cftime support for climate usershttps://t.co/5RNLlO2bFY
Thanks to everyone who contributed!
— @xarray_dev (@xarray_dev) March 19, 2019
ESRI introduce Notebooks.
— Sean Gillies (@sgillies) March 16, 2019
GeoPython Schedule released.
Companies / Investment / Governmental
Extraordinary growth in Landsat.
UK Space Agency release high resolution satellite images for the public sector.
China’s new space market.
How big is the UK Space industry?
The 🇬🇧 space sector continues to grow reaching £14.8 billion and employing almost 42,000. Find out more in the full report of the size and health of the sector 2018 https://t.co/EYS6A0Zqja #thread #SizeAndHealth #IndustrialStrategy pic.twitter.com/3Mk4inBwwa
— UK Space Agency (@spacegovuk) January 30, 2019
Satellogic sets out plans for a 1m resolution 90 fleet series of EO satellites to map the earth every week.
Urthecast close on the $20million geosys deal.
Points of interest / News
Visualizing Sentinel 3 data in the EO Browser.
Sentinel Hub EO Browser competition launched.
Geospatial trends for 2019?
Breakdown of the European DIAS systems.
Year of Weather!
Google Satellite was almost called Bird Mode!
On average, what the earth looked like from space in 2018:
— cartocalypse (@cartocalypse) January 21, 2019
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