First Images Japan's Earth Remote Sensing Satellite

The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) has released the first images from the Panchromatic Remote-sensing Instrument for Stereo Mapping (PRISM) payload on their Advanced Land Observing Satellite (ALOS). This sensor can acquire high-resolution three directional 3-D data. Goodrich Corporation's (NC, USA) Electro-Optical Systems team developed the high precision optical systems in the three PRISM payload telescopes that provide the three-dimensional images. Each telescope has an optical configuration allowing it to capture large areas on the ground. The mirrors for each of these lightweight systems are 0.6- metres in maximum dimension and are polished to a surface precision better than 10... (read more)
2006-03-10 12:00:00

Standardizing Remote Sensing Data Collection at FEMA

During a disastrous event such as a major hurricane, wildfire, catastrophic flooding or a destructive earthquake, first responders must quickly understand the magnitude and the nature of the event and its impacts upon citizens and communities. Remotely sensed data can be crucial for preliminary awareness about the scope of such a disaster. That is why the USA’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has implemented a tool called the Area of Interest (AOI) Tasker to automatically identify and prioritize areas that require collection of satellite and aerial imagery. It was used for the first time during the 2018 hurricane and wildfire... (read more)
2019-02-14 11:14:08

Joint China-Brazil Remote Sensing Satellites

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The CBERS Programme, a co-operative Chinese-Brazilian Earth Resources Satellites Programme with versatile cameras, has realised a vast success of the Brazilian data distribution policy that is leveraging research and business in Earth observation. It is expected that in 2005 new ground stations around the world will be receiving CBERS images. Since the launch of the first US Landsat-1, formerly called ERTS (Earth Resources Technology Satellite), back in 1972, the world never stopped to improve on remote sensing technologies and broaden the applications. Landsat-1 opened to the world new opportunities for observing the Earth from a completely new point of view.... (read more)
2005-03-16 12:00:00

Latin American Remote Sensing Week in Santiago

The Aerial Photogrammetric Service (SAF), along with the International Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ISPRS) and FISA, is presenting the second edition of the Latin American Remote Sensing Week (LARS 2013) which will take place from 23 to 25 October 2013 at the Centro de Extensión UC in Santiago, Chile. LARS will be a meeting point for distinguished lecturers and world-class international professionals, focusing on remote sensing, cartography, geographic information systems and Earth observation satellite sensors. Remote sensing and geospatial data are playing an increasingly important role in the decision-making process, allowing the central government, local governments, NGO organisations,... (read more)
2013-04-17 09:50:00

Fourth Edition of Manuel of Remote Sensing

The American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ASPRS) has initiated development of the fourth edition of the Manual of Remote Sensing (MRS) under the leadership of Stan Morain as editor-in-chief, Mike Renslow as associate and technical editor, and Amelia Budge as associate and design editor. This project, planned for completion in 2015, will be designed and executed as an enhanced e-book and will focus on three Parts: Systems, Data Management, and Applications. Part I: Systems focuses on the physical and chemical laws of nature that allow the “unseeable” to be sensed, mapped and analysed; describes system designs that collect... (read more)
2013-05-29 09:58:27

Remote Sensing Adds Value to Mining Industry

LOOKNorth has released an overview of Northern Canada’s mining industry. The overview is intended to provide a context for assessing the utility of remote sensing technologies for mining applications, as well as insight into potential commercial opportunities in Northern mining for the remote sensing technology sector. LOOKNorth is an initiative to help the natural resource sector to accomplish their project goals in a safe, efficient and environmentally responsible manner. The overview is titled Mining in the Canadian North. In the context of increasing global demand and declining reserves, industry is turning to the untapped resource potential of increasingly remote and... (read more)
2013-01-22 05:14:03

IDS GeoRadar Introduces Remote Sensing Monitoring System

IDS GeoRadar, a leading provider of interferometric technology solutions and multi-frequency, multi-channel Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR) worldwide, has launched HYDRA-G, a radar-based technology solution specifically developed to support construction companies and geotechnical engineers in monitoring civil structures and cut-slopes. HYDRA-G is a compact, remote sensing monitoring system able to provide real time monitoring of sub-millimetric deformations in buildings, dams, tunnels, and cut-slopes, and trigger early-warning alerts in case of impending collapses to evacuate people and machinery at risk. C&H has been among the first companies to invest in the technology for civil structure and cut-slope monitoring. Since the very first phases... (read more)
2017-10-18 08:43:07

30th Asian Conference on Remote Sensing

The thirtieth Asian Conference on Remote Sensing (30ACRS2009) took place in Beijing from 18th to 23rd October 2009 at Beijing Conference Centre, organised by the Asian Association of Remote Sensing (AARS) and China National Committee on Remote Sensing (CNCRS), jointly hosted by the Institute of Remote Sensing Application CAS (IRSA), Centre for Earth Observation and Digital Earth CAS (CEODE), China Aero Geophysical Survey and Remote Sensing Centre for Land and Resources (AGRS), and the National Remote Sensing Centre of China (NRSCC).   Opening Addresses The opening ceremony was held in the conference hall on 19th October, chaired by Academician Tong... (read more)
2010-04-08 04:38:09

CEOI to Host 'Innovation in Remote Sensing'

The Centre for Earth Observation Instrumentation (CEOI) will be hosting 'Innovation in Remote Sensing' on Wednesday, 23 January 2013 in London, UK. This one-day event will be a perfect opportunity to catch up with the latest Earth observation instrumentation technologies, as well as to learn about potential areas for licensing, collaboration and supply. The CEOI has a vision to develop and strengthen UK expertise and capabilities in Earth observation (EO) instruments and works to position the UK to win leading roles in future international space programmes. The programme supports mainstream projects and smaller ‘seedcorn’ projects, both selected through Open Calls... (read more)
2012-12-27 11:07:48

Spectral Evolution Introduces Remote Sensing Bundles

To enable scientists, researchers, and field technicians to get started immediately on remote sensing work, Spectral Evolution has created two remote sensing bundles that include packaged capabilities matching a spectroradiometer, accessories, and data acquisition software to each individual application and budget. Spectral Evolution's Remote Sensing Bundles are suitbale for remote sensing, ground truthing, vegetative studies, crop and soil research, ocean studies, atmospheric and climatic work, calibration of hyperspectral and multispectral satellite imaging systems, and more. For more information on the Remote Sensing Bundles including pricing, as well as other spectroradiometers and accessories for remote sensing applications, click here. (read more)
2012-12-12 02:39:38
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