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Category: Remote Sensing

02 June 2016

WorldView-3 with its 8 SWIR bands becomes a boon for mineral exploration

by Pubali Mukherjee
Today, world economy is facing unprecedented crisis of resources be it food or energy and with the ever increasing population of earth we are in constant search of new oil/ gas/mineral resources.

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28 April 2016

Satellite images reveal underground forest Fungi

by Pubali Mukherjee
Underground forest fungi have a mutually beneficial relationship with the forest canopy. They use the carbohydrates produced by the canopies during photosynthesis in exchange of the nutrients brought by them.

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28 April 2016

Satellite Archaeology: “A New Door to the Past”

by Pubali Mukherjee
Indiana Jones might have searched length and breadths of dark deserted lands in search of historic ruins but our 21st century lady Indiana Jones Dr. Sarah Parcak an eminent space archaeologist.

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28 April 2016

Worldview revealed destruction of Palmyra`s most prized archaeological sites

by Pubali Mukherjee
Recently the all the news headers were flooded with the news of the capture of the city of Palmyra, Syria by the Syrian army from the Islamic state.This ancient city holds the most prized archaeological monuments of ancient civilization.

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28 April 2016

A Flock of “Doves” up in space shows how our planet looks in real time

by Pubali Mukherjee
Lunar landing mission Apollo 17 first gave us the view of our planet, our home the Earth and over the decades satellite imagery has changed the way we humans perceive space.

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27 April 2016

A Better Connected World by Facebook

by Pubali Mukherjee
Life without internet is difficult to imagine isn’t it? But the scenario for about 10 % of world population is something different. This part of the world does not have access to basic facilities let alone internet.

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08 April 2015

Obscured by smoke no more!

by Santosh singh
There’s no smoke without a fire and vice versa, how can we detect the fire then using remotely sensed data? Well, once again its DigitalGlobe to the rescue with its swanky new satellite Worldview-3 which has 8 SWIR bands.

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04 September 2014

31cm WorldView-3 Sends First Crisp Images

by Santosh Singh
As we said in a last year’s post and another post about WorldView-3 replacing the GeoEye-2 sensor in launch priority, the new sensor is all about breaking new ground. The current WorldView-3 sensor launched on August 31st, 2014.

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29 January 2013

Image of the Day – Snow Covered Great Britain

by Santosh Singh
Heavy snow blanketed most of Great Britain territory in late January 2013, stretching from London to the northern tip of Scotland. The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer on NASA’s Terra satellite captured this natural-color image in January.

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25 January 2013

Landsat 8 to continue the legacy

by Santosh Singh
No discussion about earth observation and Remote Sensing is complete without a mention of Landsat satellites. The Landsat program is the longest running endeavor for acquisition of satellite imagery of Earth.

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