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NASA: Examining extratropical cyclones to understand cloud-storm relationship

VIIRS captured this view of the Bering Sea superstorm on 8 November

NASA's scientists are researching new information about the Earth's hydrologic cycle by examining satellite radar imagery of extratropical cyclones in the Bering Sea.

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Publishing Date: 
Fri, 28/11/2014 - 09:34
latitude: 
56.9073
longitude: 
-178.139

DLR Radar Satellites trace Settlement Patterns

The vertical structures of building reflect the satellite radar signals

Scientists at the German Aerospace Center (DLR) recently developed a satellite-based map of human settlements, with a precision currently unparalleled by other global surveys.

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Publishing Date: 
Tue, 08/07/2014 - 14:33
latitude: 
48.0863
longitude: 
11.2797

Flooding in Namibia part of the first data acquisition from Sentinel-1

Sentinel -1 first images received

The Sentinel-1 satellite of the European Space Agency delivered its first images.

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Publishing Date: 
Thu, 17/04/2014 - 12:29
latitude: 
-22.9576
longitude: 
18.4904

ArcGIS Desktop (esri)

Software type: 
Desktop GIS
Vector/Raster: 
Vector
Vector/Raster: 
Raster
Optical data or radar data format: 
Optical
Optical data or radar data format: 
Radar
Scope: 
Image processing
Scope: 
Modelling
Scope: 
Visualisation
Accessibility: 
Install only
Graphical User Interface: 
Yes
Costs: 
Free to try
Costs (USD): 
$500.00
Comment: 
broad, user friendly
Computer System: 
Windows
Latest release (year): 
2013
File types: 
asc
File types: 
dgn
File types: 
dwg
File types: 
dxf
File types: 
GeoTIFF
File types: 
hdf
File types: 
img
File types: 
jpeg
File types: 
shp
File types: 
tiff
Screenshot: 

GDAL - Geospatial Data Abstraction Library (OSGeo)

Software type: 
Database/Library
Vector/Raster: 
Vector
Vector/Raster: 
Raster
Optical data or radar data format: 
Optical
Optical data or radar data format: 
Radar
Accessibility: 
Install only
Costs: 
Free
Comment: 
Data exchange
Computer System: 
Windows
Computer System: 
MacOSX
Computer System: 
Linux
Computer System: 
Solaris
Latest release (year): 
2013
File types: 
stk
File types: 
adf
File types: 
asc
File types: 
AtlantisMFF
File types: 
AtlantisMFF2eHKV
File types: 
bmp
File types: 
CEOS
File types: 
n1
File types: 
ER Mapper Compressed Wavelets ECW
File types: 
gis
File types: 
lan
File types: 
FITS
File types: 
GeoTIFF
File types: 
gif
File types: 
hdf
File types: 
ILWIS Raster Map MPR MPL
File types: 
Japanese DEM JDEM MEM
File types: 
JFIF
File types: 
jp2
File types: 
jpeg
File types: 
j2k
File types: 
MrSID
File types: 
Nautical Chart KAP
File types: 
NetCDF
File types: 
Netpbm PPM/PGM/PNM
File types: 
nitf
File types: 
OGDI Bridge
File types: 
PCI Geomatics Database File PCIDSK
File types: 
png
File types: 
RadarSat2 XML/ RS2
File types: 
Raster Matrix Format RSW/MTW/RMF
File types: 
SARCEOS
File types: 
Swedish Grid RIK
File types: 
tiff
File types: 
VTP Binary Terrain Format BT
File types: 
X11 Pixmap XPM
Screenshot: 

ArcGIS Explorer Desktop (esri)

Software type: 
Desktop GIS
Vector/Raster: 
Vector
Vector/Raster: 
Raster
Optical data or radar data format: 
Optical
Optical data or radar data format: 
Radar
Scope: 
Image processing
Scope: 
Modelling
Scope: 
Visualisation
Accessibility: 
Install only
Graphical User Interface: 
Yes
Costs: 
Free
Comment: 
easily extendable, different languages available, user friendly, create presentations
Computer System: 
Windows
Latest release (year): 
2013
File types: 
bil
File types: 
bip
File types: 
bmp
File types: 
bsq
File types: 
CIF
File types: 
dgn
File types: 
dwg
File types: 
dxf
File types: 
gis
File types: 
GeoTIFF
File types: 
gif
File types: 
MrSID
File types: 
RAS
File types: 
RLC
File types: 
shp
File types: 
Sun
File types: 
tiff
File types: 
VPF
Screenshot: 

ArcGIS Map Viewer (esri)

Software type: 
Web GIS (display only)
Vector/Raster: 
Vector
Vector/Raster: 
Raster
Optical data or radar data format: 
Optical
Scope: 
Visualisation
Accessibility: 
Online
Requirements: 

Sign up to save map

Graphical User Interface: 
Yes
Costs: 
Free
Comment: 
User friendly
Computer System: 
Online
Latest release (year): 
2013
File types: 
GeoTIFF
File types: 
hdf
File types: 
kml
File types: 
kmz
File types: 
txt
File types: 
wfs
File types: 
wmf
File types: 
wms
Screenshot: 

ArcGIS Online (esri)

Software type: 
Web GIS (display only)
Vector/Raster: 
Vector
Vector/Raster: 
Raster
Optical data or radar data format: 
Optical
Optical data or radar data format: 
Radar
Scope: 
Visualisation
Accessibility: 
Online
Requirements: 

Sign up

Graphical User Interface: 
Yes
Costs: 
Free
Comment: 
Interactive, share content
Computer System: 
Online
Latest release (year): 
2013
File types: 
asc
File types: 
BigTIFF
File types: 
dbf
File types: 
GeoTIFF
File types: 
shp
File types: 
tiff
File types: 
wfs
File types: 
wms
Screenshot: 

BEAM raster toolbox (ESA)

Software type: 
Desktop image processing (remote sensing software - raster data)
Vector/Raster: 
Raster
Optical data or radar data format: 
Optical
Optical data or radar data format: 
Radar
Scope: 
Image processing
Scope: 
Modelling
Scope: 
Visualisation
Accessibility: 
Install only
Graphical User Interface: 
Yes
Costs: 
Free
File types: 
dat
File types: 
dbf
File types: 
DEM
File types: 
GeoTIFF
File types: 
hdf
File types: 
hdf
File types: 
jpeg
File types: 
NetCDF
Screenshot: 

BRAT Basic Radar Altimetry Toolbox (ESA, CNES)

Software type: 
Desktop image processing (remote sensing software - raster data)
Vector/Raster: 
Raster
Optical data or radar data format: 
Radar
Scope: 
Image processing
Scope: 
Visualisation
Accessibility: 
Install only
Graphical User Interface: 
Yes
Costs: 
Free
Comment: 
Broad
Computer System: 
Windows
Computer System: 
MacOSX
Computer System: 
Linux
Latest release (year): 
2012
File types: 
dat
File types: 
GeoTIFF
File types: 
hdf
File types: 
kml
File types: 
NetCDF
File types: 
tiff
Screenshot: