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 you are interested in the major EO related events in Q3 2019, please visit the link below:
Copernicus funding – wow
Not Launches but…
Thankfully Landsat8 is now back working
No specifically data, but the SAR handbook is very useful!
Projects / Workflows
Want to get started with Deep Learning and Computer Vision? This is a brilliant (free) resource
Over a year on, but still this is still THE Earth Observation Video
Want to master GDAL? Then this is a great place to start
Want to visualize some data with Python? This page has all bases covered.
Detecting wildfires in California – with Geostationary satellites
Earth Engine in QGIS –
Earth Engine in R Studio – https://philippgaertner.github.io/2019/12/earth-engine-rstudio-reticulate/
GeoFeather – I/O operations speed up for GeoPandas.
Introducing PyGeos – a new Python Geospatial Library
Hats off to Tom Chadwin – QGIS2Web is awesome
STAC just keeps on improving.
Planet hosted Explore 2019 – More spectral bands and 50cm imagery!
Companies / Investment / Governmental
Points of Interest / News
Do you want to see a satellite in the sky tonight? This webpage will help you.
We had some great people on the Podcast this year. None better than chatting to Morgan Crowley
Privacy and Satellites. Interesting article
Earth Engine Virtual Meetups are now a thing!
The future of technology is open.
Geofabric – time to harness all the geodata streams
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