A crowdsourcing project at the University of Nottingham, England which aims to – via satellite imagery – identify notorious sites that could be involved in modern slavery globally, has attracted a number of online volunteers. “Slavery is at the root of much of the natural world’s destruction.”This is an extract taken from the book, Blood … More UK-Led Satellite Image Project That Helps Spot and Stop Slave Sites From Space
It’s simple maths. We are chopping down about 15 billion trees a year and planting about 9 billion. So there’s a net loss of 6 billion trees a year. Hand planting trees is slow and expensive. To keep pace with the tractors and bulldozers clearing vast areas of land, we need an industrial-scale solution. For … More These drones can plant 100,000 trees a day
Our smartphones can do a lot of things but one thing that they weren’t used for, is Remote sensing. At least, not until researchers at the influential R&D group Fraunhofer published their work on using smartphone cameras’ for spectral analysis. Your device might have the best (smartphone) camera in the world, but it certainly doesn’t … More Spectral Analysis using your Smartphone?
ESA and BayWa AG are joining forces in an effort to advance the use of satellite data in farming. The collaboration aims to optimise the use of satellite data in farming and to assess the benefit to farmers with the overall aim of improving farming practices, water resource efficiency and crop yield. ESA will provide … More Bringing satellite data to farmers
There are certain skills that can really make you successful in your GIS career. Let’s start the countdown: #8 Basic Programming Knowledge Every GIS professional learns to use one basic software package or another along the way. Some are very powerful and have some amazing capabilities. But even with that, you may still find yourself in … More 8 Critical Skills You Need to be a Successful GIS Professional
About Galileo Galileo is Europe’s civil global satellite navigation system. It will allow users worldwide to know their exact position in time and space with great precision and reliability. Once complete, the system will consist of 24 operational satellites and the ground infrastructure for the provision of positioning, navigation and timing services. The Galileo programme … More 14 Galileo satellites now in orbit
Satellite technology is developing fast, and the applications for satellite technology are increasing all the time. Not only can satellites be used for radio communications, but they are also used for astronomy, weather forecasting, broadcasting, mapping and many more applications. With the variety of satellite frequency bands that can be used, designations have been developed … More Satellite frequency bands
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