Tag: Satellite images
RapidEye, a provider of wide area, repetitive coverage of earth through its constellation of satellites announced that a second full coverage of Lithuania has been delivered and accepted by the Institute of Aerial Geodesy (AGI) in Kaunas, Lithuania.
Hitachi Solutions, as part of its effort to assist in the reconstruction following the earthquake and tsunami in Japan, has donated a TerraGo GeoPDF map atlas to the central Japanese government, disaster response headquarters and local governments.
Working in close collaboration with the US Department of the Interior (DOI), Esri announced the release of Landsat image services. These provide access to almost four decades' worth of Global Land Survey (GLS) Landsat data developed by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and DOI's US Geological Survey. Esri provides access to the full multispectral, multitemporal Landsat data for free on ArcGIS Online as dynamic image services.
Terrain, an Athens-based cartographic company, is publishing the first highly detailed, large-scale maps (1:10,000 to 1:100,000) of Greece using GIS data exclusively acquired by mobile teams of cartographers. By foot, bike, auto and boat, Terrain surveyor teams, traveling with Ashtech MobileMapper 100 handheld smart GNSS receivers loaded with ArcPad, are mapping Greece in unprecedented rich detail, even its remotest regions.
When selecting raw data for value adding we do have today many more options than ever before. Images are very much appreciated and preferred because of their high information content. When it comes to non-terrestrial platforms we do have the choice between satellite, regular aerial and UAV imagery. The “choice” option cannot always be realized, because very often the circumstances, as project parameters, image availability, costs, etc. will dictate the selection and use.