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SPOT 6 was officially declared "good to go" after the completion of technical commissioning of the AstroTerra system. All satellite functions and performance are nominal, in particular those of the sensing instrumentation, in some cases even exceeding specifications. Read More...

 

On December 2, 2012, Soyuz flight VS04 launched from the Guiana Space Centre with Astrium Geo Services' newest high resolution satellite, Pléiades 1B, on board. The launch marked a new success for ESA, CNES and Arianespace, who jointly operate the launch pad, less than a year after orbiting its twin, Pléiades 1A. Astrium Geo is the exclusive distributor of imagery from both Pléiades 1A and 1B. Read More...

 

Starting this month, we are happy to announce a new delivery format for all of our imagery products, the Google Earth Overlay. The Google Earth Overlay is the perfect format for clients that might not have access to expensive geospatial software that is commonly used to view our medium and high resolution imagery. Read More...


Tips & Tech

Through Earth as Art, NASA makes fascinating and beautiful images of our home planet freely available and easily accessible to the public.  Read More... 

Data storage is not free as we all know, and many geospatial files are really large, especially high resolution aerial and satellite imagery. Read More...

For this month's Geospatial Frequently Asked Question (G-FAQ), I explore a topic that perhaps some of us have given little consideration to: file compression. Read More... 

In this, the last of our monthly WIG series, I once again turn my attention to one of the most powerful software packages for raster processing available - the Geospatial Data Abstraction Library (GDAL).  Read More... 

The MESSENGER spacecraft is already in space and observations from it support the long-held theory that there is ice on Mercury. Read More... 

NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope has captured stellar imagery that will make any surfer jealous and wishing the Jetsons truly existed so they could ride these interstellar waves. Read More... 


Product Updates
Update on DigitalGlobe's Precision Aerial Imagery Program - USA & Europe: A monthly update on the most complete USA and EU aerial database.
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Monthly Update on Astrium GEO's Countrywide 2.5-meter SPOTMaps: Check our monthly article for details on updated SPOTMaps coverage.
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RapidEye Incorporates Active Collision Avoidance Process: Avoiding space debris is no laughing matter with a constellation of five satellites.
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Geography Matters

RapidEye imagery shows the changing seasons in the mountains of West Virginia.  Read More... 

A short drive from France to Spain takes us to our next stop along this voyage of Sister Cities.  Read More... 

Tokelau is a territory of New Zealand that covers only about 10 square kilometers of land, but it's residents are taking a stand that countries far larger should take heed of. This island nation will be the first to be completely powered by solar energy.  Read More... 

GIS research focuses on socio-economic development in the mountains of southern Africa. Read More... 

In my rotating look at advances in renewable technologies, this month I focus on news stories that caught my attention in the past few months but are harder to categorize. Did you know that 58% of the energy generated in the US is wasted as heat? Read More... 

Thank you for your readership. We look forward to bringing you the very best geospatial industry news each month. For more information on any of these articles, check out our blog where you can add comments and interact with other readers just like you.

Until next month,
The Apollo Team
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