In our final blog of the year, weâ€™re looking back at our most popular posts of the last twelve months. Have you read them all?
Of the top ten most read blogs, nine were actually written in previous years. These were:
- How many satellites are orbiting the Earth in 2016?
- How many satellites are orbiting the Earth in 2015?
- What do colours mean in satellite imagery?
- Differences between optical and radar satellite data
- How many Earth observation satellites in space in 2014?
- Earth observations satellites in space in 2016?
- Five Landsat quirks you should know
- How many Earth observation satellites in orbit in 2015?
- Why understanding spatial resolution is important?
Youâ€™ll notice that this list is dominated by our annual reviews of the number of satellites, and Earth observation satellites, orbiting the Earth. It often surprises us to see where these blogs are quoted and weâ€™ve been included in articles on websites for Time Magazine, Fortune Magazine and the New Statesman to name a few!
So despite only being published in November this year coming in as the fourth most popular blog of the year was, unsurprisingly:
For posts published in 2017, the other nine most popular were:
- 5 Signs you work in Earth Observation
- Two New Earth Observation Satellites Launched
- Earth Observation looking good in 2017
- World Record Satellite Launch
- Evolution of the Earth observation market
- Will Earth observations power base shift in 2017?
- Supporting Ugandaâ€™s Farmers
- Brexit Biting for UK Space Industry
- Big Data From Space
2017 has been a really successful one for our website. The number of the views for the year is up by 75%, whilst the number of unique visitors has increased by 92%!
Whilst hard work, we do enjoy writing our weekly blog â€“ although staring at a blank screen on a Wednesday morning without any idea of what weâ€™ll publish a few hours later can be daunting!
Weâ€™re always delighted at meetings and conferences when people come up and say they read the blog. Itâ€™s nice to know that weâ€™re read both within our community, as well as making a small contribution to informing and educating people outside the industry.
Thanks for reading this year, and we hope we can catch your eye again next year.
Weâ€™d like to wish everyone a Happy New Year, and a very successful 2018!