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

12th Brazilian Remote Sensing Symposium

For Companies, Researchers, Universities, Institutions and Schoolteachers
The 12th Brazilian Remote Sensing Symposium (SBSR) was held in the Convention Center, Goiânia, Goiás State Capital from 17th to 21st April 2005. This was the biggest symposium since the start of the series in 1978, with 1,043 participants from sixteen countries, representing nearly all continents. The event was organised by the National Institute for Space Research (INPE) through its General Co-ordination of Earth Observation and the Latin-American Society of Specialists in Remote Sensing (SELPER) Brazilian Branch. Prior to the start of the actual symposium, thirteen courses were given during the weekend. Topics varied from sensor technology, such as Hyperspectral... (read more)
2005-06-09 12:00:00

NOAA Global Remote Sensing Market Study

Global Marketing Insights (OH, USA) has launched a comprehensive research study of international remote sensing markets for aerial and satellite data. The study follows a contract with the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Satellite and Information Services Division. The aim is to present a five- and ten-year analysis of the impact that political, economic and technical trends globally have on the remote sensing industry. Resulting information will cover technologies like aerial films, aerial digital sensors, and satellites, also including the remote sensing hardware and software sectors. The survey is globally targeted at commercial producers and end-users of such... (read more)
2005-03-18 12:00:00

ISPRS Symposium on Operational Remote Sensing Applications

The organising committee has announced that the ISPRS TC VIII International Symposium ‘Operational Remote Sensing Applications: Opportunities, Progress and Challenges’ & Annual Conventions of ISRS and ISG and Joint Sessions with ISPRS TC IV & VI will be held in Hyderabad, India, from 9 to 12 December. The symposium, as one of the most important events of ISPRS Technical Commission VIII, is to provide an interdisciplinary forum for scientists, researchers and practitioners in the field of remote sensing with the theme of the symposium on “Operational Remote Sensing Applications: Opportunities, Progress and Challenges”. The participants of the Symposium will present... (read more)
2014-08-25 10:11:55

India to launch Remote Sensing Satellite

India plans to launch an advanced Remote Sensing Satellite, Cartosat-2A, on April 28 along with a Third World Satellite (TWSAT) and eight nano satellites on board home-built polar satellite launch vehicle (PSLV) from its spaceport of Sriharikota.   ISRO sources said that Cartosat-2A is a follow-up of Cartosat-2, launched in January last year. Cartosat-2A will carry a panchromatic camera capable of providing scene-specific spot imageries for cartographic and other applications. TWSAT would be a co-passenger, along with eight nano satellites, which have come from countries including the Netherlands, Canada and Germany, ISRO sources said. TWSAT is the first satellite in... (read more)
2008-04-08 09:38:23

Workshop on remote Sensing and Environmental Hazard

TeleGIS Laboratory (Italy) has announced the Workshop on Remote Sensing and Environmental Hazard taking place in Cagliari, Italy from 7th to 8th July 2005. The conference is organised by TeleGIS Laboratory-CINSA (University of Cagliari), EAF (Sardinian Office for Flumendosa Water Management), AIT (Italian Association of Remote Sensing). This conference intends to promote scientific and technical exchange between Italian specialist wokring at the interface of remore sensing, environmental hazards and its human implications. It is targeted to applicatioon community and government. Thus, both an overview of the current state of art as well as operational opportunities will be presented. This is... (read more)
2005-06-20 12:00:00

Achievements In Earth Remote Sensing Recognised

NASA and the US Department of the Interior presented the 2011 William T. Pecora awards to Alan H. Strahler, professor of geography and environment at Boston University, and to the Canada Centre for Remote Sensing at a ceremony held on Tuesday 15th November 2011 in Herndon, USA. Strahler was recognised for his contributions to remote-sensing science, leadership and education, which have improved the fundamental understanding of the remote-sensing process and its applications for observing land surface properties. The Canada Centre for Remote Sensing received the group award for outstanding collaboration across national boundaries.   The awards were presented at the... (read more)
2011-11-18 09:30:55

GIS and Remote Sensing Congress in Morocco

The Faculty of Sciences Ain Chock of the University Hassan II Casablanca, Morocco, is organising the second edition of the International Congress on Remote Sensing and GIS (ICRSG), to be held from 25-27 June 2014 in Casablanca. The event will be an opportunity for a large number of national and international researchers to discuss and exchange knowledge and expertise in the field of GIS and remote sensing. Interest in spatial technology has continued to grow in Morocco ever since GIS and remote sensing were introduced as subjects at Moroccan universities. Various scientific events are organised at the national level which... (read more)
2014-06-03 09:26:14

Thermal Remote Sensing Makes City Bearable

In a series of coordinated activities, called Thermopolis 2009, a group of thermal remote-sensing and urban-climate experts from Greece and Spain carried out ground-based measurements at various sites in and around the Greek capital, whilst aircraft equipped with sensitive instrumentation passed overhead and satellites orbiting Earth acquired data simultaneously from space.   The Thermopolis campaign in Athens began on 18 July 2009, when two aircraft made simultaneous flights over the city. One aircraft, operated by INTA, Spain, took measurements with a hyperspectral imaging spectrometer called the Airborne Hyperspectral System. The spectrometer is sensitive to both visible and thermal infrared wavelengths,... (read more)
2009-09-01 01:10:19
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