Monitoring Large & Small Animals From Space

Download this page in PDF format Using high resolution satellite imagery to monitor animals from space was in the news this week. We’ve written about this application of remote sensing before, but this time we’re looking at new techniques for … Continue reading

First Image and First Orbits

Download this page in PDF format Last week the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) released a fantastic shot of the Earth, shown on the left, from the GOES-17 satellite. The satellite was launched on the 1st March 2018 and … Continue reading

Blue Phase at Wavelength 2018

Download this page in PDF format Last week I attended the 2018 Wavelength Conference in Sheffield. This is an annual gathering for the Remote Sensing and Photogrammetry Society (RSPSoc) and is geared towards PhD students and early career scientists. The … Continue reading

Have you read the top Pixalytics blogs of 2017?

Download this page in PDF format In our final blog of the year, we’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 … Continue reading

3 Ways Earth Observation is Tackling Food Security

Download this page in PDF format One of the key global challenges is food security. A number of reports issued last week, coinciding with World Food Day on the 16th October, demonstrated how Earth Observation (EO) could play a key … Continue reading

Can You See The Great Wall of China From Space?

Download this page in PDF format Dating back over two thousand three hundred years, the Great Wall of China winds its way from east to west across the northern part of the country. The current remains were built during Ming … Continue reading

Two New Earth Observation Satellites Launched

Download this page in PDF format Two new Earth observation satellites were launched last week from European Space Centre in Kourou in French Guyana, although you may only get to see the data from one. Venµs and OPTSAT-3000 were put … Continue reading

Locusts & Monkeys

Download this page in PDF format Spatial resolution is a key characteristic in remote sensing, as we’ve previously discussed. Often the view is that you need an object to be significantly larger than the resolution to be able to see … Continue reading

Have you read the top Pixalytics blogs of 2016?

Download this page in PDF format As this is the final blog of the year we’d like to take a look back over the past fifty-two weeks and see which blog’s captured people’s attention, and conversely which did not! It … Continue reading

Rio Olympics from space

Download this page in PDF format The Opening Ceremony of the 2016 Summer Olympics takes place on Friday and so we’ve decided to revive our highly infrequent blog series ‘Can you see sporting venues from space?’ Previously we’ve looked for … Continue reading