Tag: worldview

A glance in the Copernicus Earth observation project’s first imagery

Sentinel-1a was launched only a few weeks ago as part of the Copernicus Earth observation project and the first set of acquisitions, using the satellite’s ‘Strip map’ mode at 80 km swath and 5×5 m resolution, includes the urban environment of Brussels, a flooded area in Namibia, the northern part of the Antarctica Peninsula, glaciers in West Antarctica and the most recent radar image of the Netherlands. The images were available in less than an hour once they had been received by the ground station. Sentinel-1a with its C-band synthetic aperture radar (SAR) is destined to be used for...

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Intergraph and Digitalglobe announce geospatial challenge 2012 winners

On Tuesday March 6, Intergraph and DigitalGlobe announced that Priyanka Mehta and Allison Howard are the two winners of the 2012 Geospatial Challenge. This contest was an opportunity for individuals in the fields of remote sensing and GIS to submit their research on innovative ways of using DigitalGlobe’s unique WorldView-2 satellite imagery in Intergraph’s ERDAS IMAGINE software. This contest received more than 115 proposals from remote sensing experts around the globe. Priyanka Mehta’s research sought to classify urban land use and land cover to visualize temperature profiles and heat island effects as functions of urban development. The extra four...

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Impressive 3D City Models from ComputaMaps

ComputaMaps is a provider of geodata products to clients across six continents, and one of the most impressive products they offer is their 3D City Models. As they state in their website, “These city models can be deployed in various applications such as navigation and location-based services, game environments, military and security, and news graphics.” They have models from many cities around the world, which you can search through a nice interactive map here: http://www.computamaps.com/products/3Dcitymap.htm Check out a video from one of their latest projects, Bogota in Colombia below. Source imagery for this auto-textured model was acquired using the Digital...

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