Category Archives: Natural Resources

Satellite Images 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 [...]

Worldview-2 Satellite Launched Successfully!

WorldView-2 was launched successfully on October 8, 2009 11:52 am at Vandenberg Air Force Base, California, U.S.A. Worldview-2 is the first [...]

Satellite Images and GIS Aid in Disease Mapping and Surveillance

Satellite images and Geographical Information Systems (GIS) can provide public health officials with vital information needed to detect and [...]

Sentinel-3 ESA’s Next Generation Satellite Scheduled to Launch in 2013

Sentinel-3 satellite which is scheduled to launch in 2013 is the third in a series of five space missions European Space Agency (ESA) is dev [...]

CRYOSAT Satellite Sensor Scheduled to Launch in 2010

ESA’s CryoSat satellite is scheduled to launch February 2010. CryoSat will acquire accurate measurements of the thickness of floating sea- [...]

Satellite Images from MODIS Sensor Cover Southern California Forest Fires

Triple-digit temperatures, extremely low relative humidity and dense vegetation that have not burned in decades with years of extended droug [...]

WorldView-2 Satellite Scheduled to Launch October 8

Worldview-2 satellite is scheduled to launch October 8, 2009, aboard a Delta II rocket procured from United Launch Alliance (ULA). The launc [...]

Virunga National Park Gorilla Murders – Caught in the Line of Fire

On July 2007, four rare mountain gorillas from the Rugendo Family were senselessly shot execution style in the Democratic Republic of the Co [...]

Agriculture Crop Management and Production Improved by Satellites and GIS

Satellite sensors acquiring high and medium resolution image data, combined with specialized software algorithms are used for various applic [...]

Stereo Satellite Imagery and Digital Elevation Models (DEM)

What is a DEM? Digital Elevation Models are data files that contain the Mean Sea Level (MSL) elevation of the terrain over a specified area, [...]
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