Joe Morrison of Umbra joined Sparkgeo’s CEO, Will Cadell, to talk about the future of commercial SAR. During the conversation, Morrison discussed what he believes is a very promising use case for satellite imagery – mobilization, which involves monitoring change over time.
Cloud Optimized GeoTIFF (COG) are geotiff files, like satellite imagery, that have been processed in a manner that makes it easy to consume for internet processing applications (read cloud). It is the brainchild of some very smart people at very smart organizations (Amazon, Planet, MapBox, ESRI, USGS and the landsat-pds mailing list) and is supported by major processing software such as ESRI, Rasterio, Geoserver, QGIS and GDAL.
Images have been the currency of remote sensing since we started looking down at our Earth with sensors. Whether we were looking at stereo pairs for classifying stands of forest, or using LandSat images for the measuring our changing landscape the image has been an infrastructural necessity. Indeed, how on Earth would one do remote sensing without an image?
TerraBella just arrived. Google’s rebranded (previously Skybox) remote sensing constellation is still in very active development with planned launches over the next few years. Their focus is on platform and information delivery rather than delivery of imagery. That’s amazing, but not because of the enormity of the problem, but […]