The sinking Millennium Tower, San Francisco

We often feature imagery from the European Copernicus programme's Sentinel-2 satellite. The programme has other satellites, including Sentinel-1A and Sentinel-1B, that gather radar data rather than … [Read more...]

Animating the new Landsat/Sentinel global mosaics with a dynamic tour

Earlier this week Google added to Google Earth global mosaics based on Landsat and Sentinel 2 data from 1985 to 2016. Google Earth Engine provides animations for the data using a web based interface. … [Read more...]

More about the new Landsat / Sentinel 2 data in Google Earth

Yesterday Google surprised us by adding global mosaics created from Landsat and Sentinel 2 data to the Google Earth's 'historical imagery'. The data comes to Google Earth via Google Earth Engine, … [Read more...]

Google Earth now has global Landsat and Sentinel 2 data from 1985 to 2016

Thank you for GEB reader Jonah for being the first to let us know. Google has added yearly global mosaics using Landsat and Sentinel 2 data going back to 1985. Google has long had these mosaics on … [Read more...]

The Kaikoura Earthquake Landslides

On November 14, 2016, the South Island of New Zealand experienced a 7.8 magnitude earthquake named the Kaikoura Earthquake after the town of Kaikoura near the quake's epicentre. The affected region is … [Read more...]

Avalanches in Tibet

On July 17th, 2016 there was a very large avalanche in the Aru Mountains of Tibet. This was followed by a second avalanche on 21st September, 2016. Planet Labs captured some imagery of the location of … [Read more...]

The fires of Qayyara, Iraq, with Landsat and Sentinel imagery

We recently came across this interesting article on Bellingcat which is about the use of environmental damage as a weapon of war in Iraq. As the Islamic State (IS) is being pushed back, they are … [Read more...]

Landsat and Sentinel-2 data now on Google Cloud

Google has just announced the release of Landsat and Sentinel-2 data on the Google Cloud. Landsat and Sentinel-2 data are public datasets of satellite imagery from earth observation satellites. The … [Read more...]

Animating Sentinel-2 imagery in Google Earth

We have recently been doing a series of posts about Sentinel and Landsat imagery on Amazon Web Services (AWS). We created tools to let you quickly preview the latest Sentinel and Landsat imagery in … [Read more...]

Sentinel imagery coverage

Yesterday we created a KML file that allows you to preview the latest sentinel imagery using a KML file of all the sentinel tiles. We noticed that some tiles do not have any images available, so we … [Read more...]