Engineering

Earth APIs: Ordering GeoTIFF Imagery

Theras A. Gordon Wood ‐ Data Science

In this technical post we’ll be introducing and giving a brief demonstration to highlight the capabilities of our new Ordering APIs. If you haven’t yet signed up for the UrtheCast Platform yet, create an account now. Ordering Satellite Imagery Traditionally, ordering historical satellite imagery has been an arduous process. Time-consuming at best (and perhaps fruitless [...]

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The Evolution of Geotagging

Theras A. Gordon Wood ‐ Company

Geo-tagging has become ingrained in the DNA of the online — and particularly the mobile — browsing experience. A study from Forrester Research released in December, found that five percent of American adults had used a location-based online service of some kind in the last month. From photography aficionados filling Flickr pages with latitude-and-longitude marked images, to chat sessions and blog posts linked to GPS data, the Web is increasingly anchored to the surface of the physical world on which we live.

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When the switch is thrown next year on UrtheCast’s orbital high-definition video cameras, scientists stand to access valuable data from the near real-time images the devices deliver and archive. It’s data that could be synched with ongoing wildlife and climate tracking projects. What might be in store for Earth-based researchers? Let’s turn to some researchers who considered several prospective uses in December

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What is geotagging?

Theras A. Gordon Wood ‐ Company

Information that is geotagged or geolocated means different things to different people. With our vision here at UrtheCast being to aggregate any and all online geotagged media and content, geotagged means any web news, media, or information that has a location attached to it.

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Geotagging: Where You Are Matters To Social Networks

Theras A. Gordon Wood ‐ Company

Location, location, location. It doesn't just refer to real estate anymore: it's also central to new kinds of social network apps and sites. Foursquare, Facebook, and Twitter are the most well-known players in the location-based, geotagging social networking sphere, but there are also a number of startups with unique angles.

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A new world of possibilities with geotagging

Theras A. Gordon Wood ‐ Company

Geotagging is the recording of the longitude and latitude information attached to a picture, video, or other document posted online.  This information lets users know where the item is originating.  If you are a smartphone user you will notice that your phone has been asking to track your location when you download certain apps.  In a lot of cases this allows you to gain information that is relevant to you based on your location from other users who have geotagged their information.

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