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3 items tagged “satellite”


Landsat on AWS (via) TIL Amazon make data from the Landsat 8 satellite available for free on S3 (though they are no doubt hoping you’ll pay for EC2 instances to process the data). “All new Landsat 8 scenes are made available each day, often within hours of production. The satellite images the entire Earth every 16 days at a roughly 30 meter resolution”. # 5th November 2017, 7:56 pm


Looking for tennis courts on aerial photos. shows a map of tennis courts in the Bay Area, identified using computer vision techniques (with OpenCV) applied to satellite photos. # 5th December 2009, 8:56 am

Gaza OpenStreetMap Update. “We’re looking into purchasing satellite imagery for the north or the entirety of Gaza. There’s actually B/W imagery available from yesterday!” # 7th January 2009, 11:10 pm