Image of the week
An astronaut aboard the International Space Station (ISS) acquired this image on 27 April 2016 using the highest power lens available to document the complex patterns around Cape Coral, a master-planned city born in 1957. The development is a hub of the Fort Myers metropolitan area-one of the youngest cities in the United States and home to 680,000 people.
Earth Observation Missions
The WorldView-2 satellite in operation by DigitalGlobe was involved in a "debris-causing" event on Tuesday liberating at least eight pieces of unknown size, the Joint Space Operations Center reported.
Research and Applications
A new NASA-led study finds that almost one-fifth of the global warming that has occurred in the past 150 years has been missed by historical records due to quirks in how global temperatures were recorded. The study explains why projections of future climate based solely on historical records estimate lower rates of warming than predictions from climate models.
24 - 26 August 2016
Organisation: Open Source Geospatial Foundation (OSGeo)
Location: Bonn, Germany
Submission deadline: 21 March 2016
FOSS4G is the annual global event of the Open Source Geospatial Foundation (OSGeo). The FOSS4G conference focuses on Free and Open Source Software for Geospatial. Additionally to high level technical talks four key domain topics practically connect the software with communities from neighbouring domains. The key topics in 2016 are:
EO Missions Database
Visit the eoPortal database to find out about spaceborne EO missions and sensors to discover more about past, operational and future missions. This is complemented with detailed articles of airborne sensors.
This database is based on the book of Herbert J. Kramer Observation of the Earth and its Environments and describes over 600 missions in detail. Online updated version of "Earth Observation History of Technical Introduction" available as of January 02, 2017.