Another quarter has flown by. Following on from my Q1 & Q2 reviews earlier this year, it is time to take a look at the main events of Q3. If you missed my Q1 or Q2 review they are available below.
If you’d like an overview of the events in 2017 I have grouped them all here.
Sentinel 5P keeps on delivering
We are happy to announce that #EOBrowser now supports Sentinel-5P. We are still working with @ESA_EO on fine-tuning and improvements (5P is a complicated dataset) so treat this as an early prototype. Still, it's useful already (check @Pierre_Markuse feed). Powered by @creodias. pic.twitter.com/uZWPQWhuIt
— Sentinel Hub (@sentinel_hub) July 25, 2018
Given a satellite image, machine learning creates the view on the ground
Statistics on every Sentinel 2 tile
Predict Economic Indicators with OpenStreetMap
RoboSat is detecting buildings in Tanzania
— Mapbox (@Mapbox) June 28, 2018
Copernicus updates the plan for its Data and Information Access Services (DIAS)
— Jamie Carter (@jamieacarter) July 5, 2018
A brief overview of the satellite analytics market
Sentinel 5P data is now available to download
Since yesterday #Sentinel5P #opendata is available for download
With a resolution of up to 7×3.5 km, it enables detection of air pollution over individual cities.
This high spatial resolution is key to locate the origin of pollutants and identifying #pollution hotspots pic.twitter.com/ncoP2ZkCmP
— Copernicus EU (@CopernicusEU) July 12, 2018
Scotland will host the UK’s first space port
— Jonathan Amos (@BBCAmos) July 15, 2018
GeoPandas v0.40 is released
GeoPandas 0.4.0 is released! Much improved overlay function (performance and correctness), reading files from url, new example gallery, and many more: https://t.co/BRkLtqap1Y Thanks all contributors!
— GeoPandas (@geopandas) July 16, 2018
Planet’s TED talk about building an Earth Database
Today, we’re excited to launch the beta Planet Analytics: a new solution that transforms satellite imagery into intelligent information feeds, giving customers deeper insights about places they care about. #QueryableEarth
— Planet (@planetlabs) July 18, 2018
MAXAR acquires neptec
Digital Globe used AI to identify solar panels on 15 million buildings
How did DigitalGlobe identify solar panels on 15 million buildings spanning 7.6 million square km of the Australian continent? https://t.co/2drmkIGKY4
— DigitalGlobe (@DigitalGlobe) July 13, 2018
The National Agriculture Imagery Program (NAIP) will continue as a public domain dataset for 2019
Landsat 9 is on Schedule – hooray!
Planet launch their analytics platform
Measuring the world’s beaches using Earth Engine
Gaofen-11 is launched, “part of the high-resolution project for observing Earth”
7,000 small sats to be launched in the next 10 years
Digital Globe releases GIS data to aid Ebola outbreak
Planet releases OpenLST, “an open radio solution for communicating with remote instruments”
We learnt how Geospatial data is helping traders around the world
Geospatial analytics growth is forecast to be “$18 Billion in Cumulative Revenue over Next Decade”
— ESA Operations (@esaoperations) August 22, 2018
— Josef Aschbacher (@AschbacherJosef) September 12, 2018
Ever wondered what is an open data cube?
Space programs will boost development in Africa
More evidence of the move to Earth Observation Analytics as UrtheCast agrees purchase of geosys
A new project using Satellite Imagery & Machine Learning to Drive Sustainable Urbanization in Tanzania
Space science is vital to achieving global development goals
Who is buying all that satellite imagery? Government contracts still dominate(!)
— SkyWatch (@SkyWatchApps) August 24, 2018
Flooding on Kerala; Satellite imagery sheds light on the extent of it
Earth Engine datasets page got a nice refresh
— Philipp Gärtner (@gartn001) August 28, 2018
FOSS4G took place in Dar es Salaam
The Landsat Science Team met in early August; find out more about the latest developments here
Orfeo released a new module for the toolbox to use deep learning techniques with real world geospatial data
We learnt more about Planet’s ‘Queryable Earth’
— Theia (@PoleTheia) September 3, 2018
UAE satellite (KhalifaSat) to be launched from Japan in October
Sentinel hub’s thoughts on the state of EO (don’t miss this article)
— Sentinel Hub (@sentinel_hub) September 3, 2018
Statistical Machine Learning Methods and Remote Sensing for Sustainable Development Goals: A Review
Google launches data search
Radiant Earth Foundation launches its Earth Imagery platform
Radiant Earth Foundation is proud to announce the global release of our open #Earth imagery platform! We strive to help the #globaldevelopment community by offering instant, secure, and free access to #EO data on the cloud. Read our press release here: https://t.co/x3IUGbNkTW pic.twitter.com/8qrsWmOY3J
— Radiant Earth Foundation (@OurRadiantEarth) September 5, 2018
RSPsoc annual conference took place in Birmingham University
Planet data became “Contributing Missions” of the Copernicus Programme.
SatSummit took place
Digital Globe announces EnhancedView contract option year
NASA launches ICEsat-2
NovoSAR-1 is launched
We're getting ready for a double launch this weekend! NovaSAR-1 and SSTL S1-4 will lift-off on Sunday 16th September at UTC 16:37 on PSLV from India. More at https://t.co/7CeLQlah5o@isro @CSIRO @AirbusSpace @spacegovuk @Honeywell_Aero @SatAppsCatapult pic.twitter.com/Ulkj6XOMY9
— Surrey Satellites (@SurreySat) September 13, 2018
California and Planet come together to build and launch a new satellite to monitor climate change
Orbital Insight acquires FeatureX
UrtheCast Announces $25m contract to a “long-established commercial Earth Observation operator and value-added services provider on the Indian subcontinent”
Orbital Insight and Planet announced continued partnership
Capella Space closes $19 million Series B – Earth observation data on demand
And Finally, ever wanted to build a Dove out of Lego? Now you can
Did I miss something? Let me know and I will add it to the list.
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