Entries tagged with ‘Remote sensing’

Landsat images of Istanbul, Turkey, from 1975 (top) and 2011 (bottom). Curtosy of NASA. 

Timelapse: Land transformation videos

  These land change time-lapse series from Time Magazine and GoogleEarth are making the internet rounds. It’s fun to see land use and land cover change be so popular! Remote sensors: can you find the Landsat ETM+ SLC-off years?

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Landsat 8! Hurray!

Landsat satellites provide us with the longest continuous record of remotely sensed earth images. Today NASA and the USGS launched what will be Landsat 8 (if all goes well after a test run of three months). The satellite carries two sensors, the Operational Land Imager (OLI)¬†and Thermal Infrared Sensor (TIRS), which will carry on the […]