Remote Sensing

Satellite Surveillance by the Centimeter

Five centimeters. That is the highest known resolution for spy satellites, though some believe current advanced government technology is accurate to a mere centimeter, close enough to read the screen of a person’s cell phone. Even at the five-centimeter range, … Read More

Keeping a Remote Eye on Climatic Catastrophes

On May 31, 2013, four storm chasers died pursuing a gigantic tornado barreling across Oklahoma. Many more hurricane hunters have lost their lives attempting to collect data during some of the biggest storms of the past several decades. Not only … Read More

Remote Sensing Technology in Forestry

It turns out that the road less traveled…is not a road. In recent years, improvements in the design and efficiency of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) have made them a powerful tool for 3D geographical mapping. Forests, a critical stabilizing force … Read More

Evaluating Houses

For insurance purposes, estimating the value and the risk of a building is not an easy task. An expert has to go to the location and assess the house in person… I wouldn’t trust photos taken by the owner!  This … Read More

Remote Sensing for Agriculture

The world population is projected to reach 9.9 billion by 2050, an increase of more than 25% from the current 2020 population of 7.8 billion. In order to feed another two billion people, we need to farm smarter. Remote-sensing drones have myriad … Read More