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5 12, 2016

BigData Earth Develops New Location Profile Report for Worldwide Agricultural Land

December 5th, 2016|Agriculture, Asia, Asset Management, Climate Change, Earth Observation, Flood, Image Analysis, Location Intelligence, Property Information|

5 December 2016 Modern Earth observation technologies (spaceborne, airborne and terrestrial) are increasingly deployed to capture environmental attributes about agricultural land and assets. Big data collected by various sensors and the information extracted are critical for the growing AgTech and precision agriculture industry. Many baseline terrain and environmental attributes for agricultural land should be systematically [...]

17 11, 2016

Mapping the Early November 2016 Bushfire Burnt Areas in Sydney-Newcastle Region, with Sentinel-2 Satellite Imagery

November 17th, 2016|Australia, Bushfire, Earth Observation, Image Analysis, Major Events, Sentinel-2|

The 2016-2017 bushfire season in New South Wales started early. In early November (the last month of spring in Australia), three large bushfires broke out near populated areas and drew much attention: The fire near Cranebrook and Llandilo, Western Sydney The fire near Cessnock, Hunter Valley The fire near Karuah, ~35 km north of [...]

3 11, 2016

BigData Earth Develops New-generation Property Location Information for Addresses in the U.S. and Australia

November 3rd, 2016|Asset Management, Australia, Climate Change, Earth Observation, Elevation, Location Intelligence, Property Information, Real Estate, Risk, USA|

3 November 2016 For industries such as asset management, real estate and insurance underwriting, the location information of assets (e.g. buildings, infrastructure facilities, and agricultural land) is among the most important. Through deep research and development, BigData Earth creates new-generation property location metrics and insights by integrating various thematic layers (including terrain, land cover, climate change, natural [...]

3 11, 2016

Location Profile Reports on Climate Warming Trends

November 3rd, 2016|Australia, Climate Change, Property Information|

As part of new asset / property location information, we are making reports on location-specific climate warming trend. It is based on the analysis of the new NASA Earth Exchange Global Daily Downscaled Projections dataset (NEX-GDDP, 2015), which is derived from the runs of 21 advanced Global Climate Models under two greenhouse gas emissions scenarios [...]

23 08, 2016

BigData Earth Releases Geocoding DoubleCheck – A Unique Location Accuracy Assessment Tool for the U.S. Parcel-level Geocoding

August 23rd, 2016|Geocoding, Image Analysis, Land parcel, Property Information, USA|

23 August 2016: Geocoding location accuracy is fundamental to the exploration of location-centric business intelligence and important for applications such as asset management and risk analysis. Currently very few assessment tools on this exist. Without the confidence on the location accuracy, subsequent analytics and results would be seriously compromised. BigData Earth is pleased to release a new product called Geocoding [...]

25 06, 2016

Mapping the June 2016 Sherpa Fire in Santa Barbara County, California, with Sentinel-2 Satellite Imagery

June 25th, 2016|Earth Observation, Image Analysis, Major Events, Sentinel-2, USA, Wildfire|

Major Event: Sherpa Fire started on June 15, 2016 (from InciWeb) Mapping Fire Scars (Burnt Areas) using the Latest Sentinel-2 Satellite Imagery Imagery Source: Public Sentinel-2 Imagery on Amazon Web Services S3 - data download link Imagery Provider: EU Earth Observation Programme - Copernicus Imagery Acquisition Date: 2016-06-21 Swath Width: 290 km [...]

13 06, 2016

BigData Earth Completes Project on High-resolution (1 meter) Vegetation Mapping for 48 Contiguous U.S. States

June 13th, 2016|Image Analysis, Property Information, USA|

13 June 2016: Through wider collaborations in acquisition, storage and processing, BigData Earth Pty Ltd have access to the comprehensive, orthorectified digital aerial imagery from the USDA National Agriculture Imagery Program (NAIP) and performed advanced imagery feature extraction. The latest NAIP input imagery acquired in 2015, 2014 and 2013 growing seasons (at 1m-resolution and for  48 contiguous [...]

27 05, 2016

Observing the May 2016 Fort McMurray Wildfire: A Survey of Satellite Imagery Sources (including Sentinel-2)

May 27th, 2016|Canada, Earth Observation, Image Analysis, Landsat, Major Events, Sentinel-2, Wildfire|

The May 2016 Fort McMurray Wildfire in Alberta, Canada is catastrophic. The fire started on May 1, and as of May 24, is still raging. The fire has destroyed ~2,400 homes and buildings, and resulted in massive fire scars (burnt areas) over 500,000 hectares. It becomes the most expensive nature disaster in Canadian history, with an [...]

1 04, 2016

Innovative Earth Observation Image Analysis for Wildfires and Flooding: Two U.S. Examples

April 1st, 2016|Bushfire, Earth Observation, Flood, Image Analysis, Landsat, Major Events, USA, Wildfire|

Modern Earth Observation satellites are often equipped with special sensors that are capable of measuring the reflectance of ground features at short-wave infrared (SWIR) wavelengths. Most SWIR images currently in use are from the following four major satellites: Sentinel-2 (ESA, 20m resolution for SWIR bands) Landsat-8 and Landsat-7 (NASA & USGS, 30m resolution for SWIR bands) ASTER [...]

8 03, 2016

Major Bushfires in Australia in 2015-2016 Summer: Before and After Satellite Imagery

March 8th, 2016|Australia, Bushfire, Climate Change, Earth Observation, Image Analysis, Landsat, Major Events, Wildfire|

Extreme temperatures, frequent heatwaves and prolonged drought (link), enhanced by one of the most powerful El Niño events, have once again caused many bushfires in Australia in 2015-2016 summer season. Major damaging bushfires (grass fires and forest fires) broke out in most bushfire-prone states, including: The November 2015 Pinery bushfires in South Australia The December 2015 Great Ocean [...]