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GHGSat’s greenhouse gas detecting satellite reaches orbit to establish new constellation

3 Sep - 21:34 SAST
GHGSat-C1, or “Iris”, was launched into an orbit of 515 km and is the first of a new constellation of satellites that detect emissions at a very high resolution. By the end of 2022,...
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UP42 Partners with Vultus on precision agriculture technologies

15 Jul - 12:38 SAST
UP42 customers can now use the Vultus Fertilization Zoning Maps algorithms for crop management, with more agricultural technologies coming soon.
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Monitoring vehicle mobility patterns in South Africa during lockdown using satellite imagery

1 Jun - 12:28 SAST
The South African National Space Agency (SANSA) has been using satellite imagery to measure vehicle mobility on the roads and at shopping centres during South Africa’s lockdown, a national measure intended to slow the...
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Aeolus wind data is now available in near-real time for numerical weather prediction

12 May - 18:53 SAST
ESA’s Aeolus satellite mission data is now being distributed publicly to forecasting services and scientific users in less than three hours of measurements being made from space.
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UP42 supports organisations responding to COVID-19

20 Apr - 18:38 SAST
By opening up its platform and marketplace of Earth observation data and analytics for free the company hopes to support those working on developing and deploying projects dedicated to the COVID-19 response to achieve...
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Crop detection in Africa competition winners announced

16 Apr - 23:33 SAST
Five data scientists emerged as winners of Radiant Earth Foundation’s competition, in partnership with Zindi Africa, to create a machine learning model that classifies farm fields in Kenya by crop type using time series...
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Updated Landsat sample products and metadata information now available

13 Apr - 07:08 SAST
The USGS is approaching the final phases of preparing to process and make available Landsat Collection 2 to the user community in mid-2020.
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Image segmentation and classification labelling for geospatial imagery

7 Apr - 14:49 SAST
GroundWork is a tool that creates training data for machine learning models run on geospatial imagery. The company has been using it internally for six months already, and is now opening access to everyone...
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SANSA uses satellite imagery to map COVID-19 risk areas in South Africa

3 Apr - 15:49 SAST
SANSA has been mapping and monitoring human settlement developments in the country using high-resolution imagery to provide base data that can be used to support campaigns aimed at managing the spread of the Coronavirus/COVID-19.
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Picterra’s new portal enables easy access to satellite and aerial imagery

31 Mar - 17:55 SAST
Picterra has made access to existing aerial and satellite data an easy task via its portal: https://picterra.ch/imagery. Here users can find free data ready to import to the Picterra platform for extraction and analyses....
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Farming by Satellite 2020 competition opens for applications

13 Mar - 22:08 SAST
The 2020 edition of the Farming by Satellite Prize includes a Special Africa Prize, which aims to encourage young Africans to develop satellite-based solutions that cater to the specific needs and resources of communities...
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Enhancing Pléiades and SPOT imagery for better object detection

7 Feb - 12:42 SAST
The Super-resolution algorithm uses machine learning (convolutional neural network) to increase the sharpness of low-resolution images, making it easier to extract information from. This is an important pre-processing step before using machine learning object...
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Hexagon’s M.App X 2020 delivers 3D display modes and accelerates visualisation

28 Jan - 17:41 SAST
The creators of Hexagon Geospatial’s M.App X software adopted the term “shoebox” for the digital area in which users organise their imagery to pay homage to this dated, yet creative, means of storing film...
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RapidEye satellite constellation to be retired in March 2020

16 Jan - 17:01 SAST
Planet’s RapidEye constellation will be retired at the end of March 2020, after 11 years of gathering imagery. The constellation contributed to Planet’s global Earth observation dataset since the company acquired it from BlackBridge...
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Global wind data now in daily weather forecasts

10 Jan - 13:13 SAST
ESA’s Aeolus satellite is the first to provide profiles of Earth’s wind in cloud-free air globally, carries the first instrument of its kind, and uses a novel approach to measuring the wind from space....
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