Posts tagged as applications

Virtual reality: Primitive but promising

  The data explosion has called for new ways to visualise information. Virtual reality has become one solution in this quest. A product of video games, its entertainment value is one reason for its growth. Business applications have since emerged, not least in GIS, but the question remains whether the technology needs further development to […]

National mosaic and geospatial product launch

  The South African National Space Agency’s (SANSA) Earth Observation division has launched a number of new geospatial products, tools and services at the Innovation Hub in Pretoria on 1 June 2016. Highlights of this year’s products and services are improved sensors, updates to the agency’s server infrastructure, and a renewed online catalogue and imagery […]

Satellite launch completes radar pair

  The second Sentinel-1 satellite, Sentinel-1B, was launched on 25 April 2016 to provide more radar vision for Europe’s environmental Copernicus programme. The satellite joins its identical twin, Sentinel-1A, in orbit to deliver information for numerous services, from monitoring ice in polar seas to tracking land subsidence, and for responding to disasters such as floods. […]