How to quickly preview the latest Landsat imagery

Earlier this week we created a KML file to allow you to preview the latest Sentinel imagery. We used the fact that Sentinel imagery is available via Amazon Web Services (AWS). Given that Landsat 8 … [Read more...]

Another way to visualise sun-synchronous orbits

Yesterday we had a look at the orbits of imaging satellite's from the perspective of a stationary earth. Today we are having a look at the same orbits but showing how the orbit is actually a circle … [Read more...]

Animating the Aral Sea

Earlier this week Google released an update to the global mosaic that Google Earth shows when zoomed out. In our post where we were having a deeper look at the mosaic, we mentioned that it would be … [Read more...]

The Google Earth new global mosaic: a deeper look

Google recently refreshed Google Earth's global mosaic with newer, sharper imagery. So far, we like it very much and think it is definitely an improvement. However, we will have a look around and see … [Read more...]

Google Earth gets a makeover!

Google Earth has just had a makeover. Google has refreshed the global mosaic imagery that you see when zoomed out with newer, better quality imagery. When you zoom in, Google Earth transitions to … [Read more...]

Why there are stripes in the snow on Greenland

Recently, GEB reader Dan Jacobson, who lives in Taiwan, pointed out some large stripes in the snow on Greenland as seen below: Stripes in the snow near the northern coast of Greenland. Zoom out a … [Read more...]

Sentinel vs Landsat imagery

Yesterday we had a look at Snapsat, a useful website for obtaining Landsat imagery. The location we chose was Dallas, Texas and a track made by a tornado in December last year. We thought it would be … [Read more...]

Snapsat Beta for Landsat imagery

We have previously had a look at how to get Landsat imagery into Google Earth. We have used a number of different techniques over time, but in all cases, obtaining high quality Landsat imagery … [Read more...]

Scour marks in the Caspian Sea

We recently came across this story about scour marks on the floor of the Caspian Sea. It is believed the scour marks are caused by ice that forms in the winter months and is then broken up and blown … [Read more...]

Watching Antarctic Ice Sheets Crack with Landsat Imagery

We recently came across this interesting story about an ice shelf in Antarctica which is slowly breaking off. The original story is on the NASA website here. The article features a couple of Landsat … [Read more...]