Twenty-five percent of the earth’s surface is covered in varying degrees of vegetation (the other 75% being oceanic). The NASA/NOAA Suomi NPP (National Polar-orbiting Partnership) satellite carries the VIIRS (Visible-Infrared Imager/Radiometer Suite) sensor which is able to collect remote sensing data about the intensity of the earth’s vegetation.
MapBox has announced that it will belaunching MapBox Satellite Live later this summer. Christ Herwig, who leads the Satellite team at MapBox, says “Our goal is to have live imagery for publishing within 6 hours of an event, anywhere in the world“.
The starting point in building a successful career in GIS is a solid education. This involves taking classes in cartography, GIS, spatial analysis, database management, web technologies, and programming.
Researchers at the University of California, United States, have developed a model using satellite data on rainfall, topographical features of slopes, and land cover — and by testing the model on a dataset of previous landslides say it predicts these historical events reliably and could be the basis of a real-time, global landslide prediction system.
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Topology is a special programming applied to GIS data so that the features have ”intelligent” connection with other features.