Blog of Many Colours

Download this page in PDF format The aspect of art at school that really stuck with me was learning about the main colours of the rainbow and how they fit together – like with like, such as yellow, green, blue, … Continue reading

Two Fantastic Remote Sensing Innovations

Download this page in PDF format Two academic remote sensing research announcements caught our eye this week. To be fair most remote sensing announcements catch our eye, but these two were intriguing as they are repurposing remote sensing techniques. Remote … Continue reading

Sentinel-2A Data Released Into The Wild

Download this page in PDF format Sentinel -2A is already producing some fantastic images, and last week ESA announced the availability of Sentinel-2A orthorectified products in the Sentinel Data Hub. This will enable Sentinel-2 data to be accessed more widely, … Continue reading

How Many Earth Observation Satellites in Orbit in 2015?

Download this page in PDF format If you’d like the update for 2016, please click here. Following last week’s blog on the number of satellites orbiting the Earth, this week we’re focussing on Earth observation (EO) satellites. According to the … Continue reading

Sentinel-2A dips its toe into the water

Download this page in PDF format With spectacular images of an algal bloom in the Baltic Sea, ESA’s Sentinel-2A has announced its arrival to the ocean colour community. As we highlighted an earlier blog, Sentinel-2A was launched in June predominately … Continue reading

5 Things We’ve Learnt Preparing For Our First Exhibition & the 1 Thing We Haven’t!

Download this page in PDF format Pixalytics is becoming a conference exhibitor! After years of attending conferences, we decided, for the first time, to become an exhibitor. We are undertaking two exhibitions this year, and our first is GEO Business … Continue reading

How to Measure Heights From Space?

Download this page in PDF format Accurately measuring the height of buildings, mountains or water bodies is possible from space. Active satellite sensors send out pulses of energy towards the Earth, and measure the strength and origin of the energy … Continue reading

Ocean Colour Cubes

Download this page in PDF format It’s an exciting time to be in ocean colour! A couple of weeks ago we highlighted the new US partnership using ocean colour as an early warning system for harmful freshwater algae blooms, and … Continue reading

Ocean Colour Partnership Blooms

Download this page in PDF format Last week NASA, NOAA, USGS and the US Environmental Protection Agency announced a $3.6 million partnership to use satellite data as an early warning system for harmful freshwater algae blooms. An algae bloom refers … Continue reading

Lidar: From space to your garage and pocket

Download this page in PDF format Lidar isn’t a word most people use regularly, but recent developments in the field might see a future where is becomes part of everyday life. Lidar, an acronym for LIght Detection And Ranging, was … Continue reading