Screenshot from an online app called Suncalc with a satellite image of a lake with sun and shadow measurements in yellow overlaid.

Using Open Source Geospatial Data in Journalism

Mark Altaweel

Geospatial data such as satellite imagery can be used by journalists to verify news stories.

Satellite imagery over the Gulf of Mexico showing oil slicks in the water.

Mapping Oil Slicks With Satellite Imagery

Mark Altaweel

Sentinel-1 synthetic aperture radar (SAR) satellite photography has been used in new study to map oil slicks.

This ALOS PALSAR interferogram shows uplift and subsidence related with a June 2007 earthquake on Kilauea Volcano.

How the Satellite Imagery Industry is Re-inventing Itself

Eric van Rees

Joe Morrison discusses how new businesses are developing tools that use satellite imagery and SAR to quantify climate-related disasters.

Diagram showing the integration of radar data from UAVSAR flights in 2010, 2017, and 2020 over Angeles National Forest.

Monitoring Vegetation Regrowth After Fire With Remote Sensing

Mark Altaweel

Synthetic-aperture radar (SAR) is being used to map post-fire vegetation recovery.

Slumgullion landslide. Photo: William Schulz, USGS, public domain.

Slow-Motion Landslides

Caitlin Dempsey

Not all landslides are sudden or fast-moving.

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