Category Archives: GIS

Virunga National Parks Mountain Gorillas Threatened as Fighting Continues

Virunga National Parks and its endangered mountain gorillas are threatened once again in Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) as rebels clash [...]

Pleiades-1A Satellite Captures First Panchromatic Images

Pleiades-1 (0.5m) satellite sensor captured the first panchromatic satellite images after its successful launch from Kourou launch site (Fre [...]

IKONOS Satellite Sensor Celebrates Its 11th Year In Orbit

IKONOS the world’s first commercial high-resolution Earth observing Satellite celebrates its 11th year in orbit. The IKONOS Satellite sens [...]

Satellite Images Supports Gulf Oil Spill Response and Cleanup

Satellite images support the Gulf of Mexico oil spill response and cleanup with spill mapping including documenting the condition of coastal [...]

Satellite Image of Mount Nyamulagira Volcano in Virunga National Parks

Satellite image view of Mount Nyamulagira volcano that erupted earlier this month in Eastern Congo threatening villagers and Virunga Nationa [...]

Satellite Images Capture Construction of Iran’s Hidden Nuclear Site Near Qom

The GeoEye-1 satellite sensor captured Iran’s hidden nuclear site under construction near Qom in September of 2009. Hidden in the hill [...]

Remote Sensing Data Aid in Monitoring Global Desertification

Remote sensing earth observation (EO) satellites provide significant contributions to desertification assessment and monitoring, particularl [...]

Mineral Exploration Using Satellite Images for Geological Applications

Satellite Remote Sensing has been a standard first step for the mineral and petroleum exploration industry. Satellite imagery from satellite [...]

WorldView-2 Captures First High Resolution Full Color Satellite Images!

WorldView-2 satellite captured its first pan-sharpened, multispectral images at (0.46 meter resolution) from almost 500 miles above the Eart [...]

Satellite Images and Digital Elevation Models (DEMs) Help Monitor Global Warming and Climate Change

The Earth, our home in space, is a varied and dynamic place. Since the beginning of human history we have sought a better understanding of t [...]
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