Exploring the Chile wildfires with Landsat and Sentinel-2 imagery

Yesterday we had a look at some DigitalGlobe imagery of Chile showing the damage caused by wildfires in late January and early February this year. We thought it would be interesting to explore the … [Read more...]

Moving sand in Landsat animations

Last week Google added global mosaics in historical imagery for each year going back to 1985. The mosaics are created from mostly Landsat imagery with a bit of Sentinel 2 imagery for the last couple … [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 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...]

Cloudy places are hard to photograph from space

In yesterday's post we talked about Landsat imagery and how in some locations there are only a few cloud-free images per year. That was not entirely accurate, as there are some places where it is … [Read more...]

Animating Landsat imagery in Google Earth

[ Update: We have updated the KML file with more stable animations and the ability to zoom in and out and pan. See this post for more details. ] Last week we created a KML file to easily preview the … [Read more...]

Landsat imagery coverage

Last week we looked at Sentinel imagery coverage and today we are doing the same for Landsat imagery. First, note that we are discussing Landsat 8 imagery only, as Landsat 7 imagery is not currently … [Read more...]