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Another quarter has flown by. Following on from my Q1 review earlier this year, it’s time to take a look at the main events of Q2. If you missed my Q1 review it is available below.
If you’d like an overview of the events in 2017 I have grouped them all here.
April saw three more Gaofen-1 satellites launched .
Followed by Gaofen-5 in May.
— NewSpace India (@NewSpaceIndia) May 9, 2018
Soil moisture data from satellites is helping forecast crop yields.
ICEYE complete a new funding round enabling a SAR constellation at the end of 2019.
— ICEYE (@iceyefi) May 24, 2018
20 apps using Copernicus data. Satellites are enabling cool things.
Nature publishes a widely discussed article on potential future charges for Landsat data.
EarthNow is launched with a promise of “continuous real-time video views of our planet”
Earth-i release the world’s first colour videos from space
The scientific impact of the European Space Agency programs – it’s increasing.
Scientific publications based on data from @ESA_EO missions. The green segment is going to explode over the coming years. The #Sentinel Big Data revolution. #EGU18 (Shout out for Envisat/ERS: Long gone but still yielding knowledge) pic.twitter.com/oKbkffdtbF
— Jonathan Amos (@BBCAmos) April 10, 2018
Sentinel 2 land cover map of Austria is released.
Robosat becomes opensource. A new age in feature extraction?
— Mapbox (@Mapbox) June 28, 2018
How to build a big data portal.
GDBx notebooks are officially launched.
Grace satellite launched. The aim is to measure the Earth’s gravity field.
Ever wondered how to create cloudless mosaics? Singerise has the answers.
Ever wanted to create time lapse imagery using Sentinel 2? Now you can.
Google Earth Engine User summit.
Satellites, data science — hear about these topics and more from @esa and @usgs live from #eeus18 June 12 in Dublin. Set a reminder: https://t.co/3WCKW73qjt | Learn more: https://t.co/xfIJZWSvRV pic.twitter.com/VZBJjdQCYr
— Google Earth (@googleearth) June 9, 2018
Phi week bootcamp announced.
The Φ-week Startup Bootcamp (11-13 Nov 2018) will bring together EO experts, non-space corporates, tech leaders, with "aspiring" entrepreneurs for an intensive 3-day event. https://t.co/5ilCrVRxmY
— Φ-Week Bootcamp (@phiweekbootcamp) June 14, 2018
The GeoPython 2018 conference took place.
Third Geo Data Providers Workshop took place.
Analysis ready data workshop announced.
Software / tech updates
Rasterio at 1.0.
The first 1.0 release candidate for Rasterio is on PyPI now. Share and enjoy. https://t.co/9nTwuhdJ9e
— Sean Gillies (@sgillies) June 28, 2018
QGIS 3.2 out now.
QGIS 3.2 "Bonn" has been released. Check out the new features at https://t.co/pq1YCKcHvu. Our packagers are busy preparing installers and packages for different operating systems.
— QGIS (@qgis) June 23, 2018
GDAL 2.3.0 is released.
— Even Rouault (@EvenRouault) May 11, 2018
— Guido van Rossum (@gvanrossum) June 28, 2018
Orfeo toolbox 6.6.
Orfeo ToolBox 6.6 is out! 🛰️🌍 https://t.co/XnwKWdfV94
— Orfeo Toolbox (@orfeotoolbox) June 26, 2018
Geoserver 2.13.1 released.
— Simone Giannecchini (@simogeo) May 22, 2018
Cool things people are doing
Where is the sun directly overhead right now?
Under the sun
— Moritz Stefaner (@moritz_stefaner) June 8, 2018
Want to download Sentinel 2 using Python?
Should you care about PostGIS? Yes!
The last big thing to happen this quarter was Microsoft releasing 125 million building footprints. Go and get them as a GeoPackage.
Super slow to compile but tomorrow you can grab a single #GeoPackage of the 124 million buildings by Microsoft here https://t.co/s2pNmZDBV3 (once there is no journal anymore)
Should work like a piece of cake in #QGIS because it is just some geodata.
— cartocalypse (@cartocalypse) June 28, 2018
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