Technical Notes

GEO Analytics Canada Introduced at the 2020 Canadian Symposium on Remote Sensing

On July 14 2020, GEO Analytics Canada was introduced at the 2020 Canadian Symposium on Remote Sensing. The video presentation that was given at the symposium is available here.

Technical Guide on Earth Observation and the Global Environment Facility

A new Earth observation publication was released this month, developed for the Scientific Technical Advisory Panel (STAP) of the Global Environment Facility (GEF) by Hatfield’s Earth observation experts. Titled, “Earth Observation and the Global Environment Facility – Technical Guide”, this overview of Earth observation technology for the GEF, includes: Overview of optical, radar, lidar, and […]

Efficient Satellite Data Processing in Cloud Computing with GCSFuse and Goofys

One of our goals at GEO Analytics Canada is to develop an approach to utilize Kubernetes to process and store large amounts of data in S3-like buckets in a scalable manner.  We are interested in using Filesystem in Userspace (FUSE) modules to mount S3 buckets as a folder on the compute file system. This greatly […]

Landsat big data analysis presented at PTAC Ecological Issues Forum

The Society for Ecosystem Restoration in Northern BC (SERNbc), BC Government, and Hatfield completed a systematic analysis of landscape disturbance and vegetation recovery for four woodland caribous ranges in northeastern BC (more than 33,000 km2). The analysis used the 30-year history of free and open Landsat imagery and innovative disturbance detection and spectral recovery analytics.

STAC, ZARR, COG, K8S and Data Cubes: The brave new world of satellite EO analytics in the cloud

At the GeoAlberta 2019 conference in Red Deer, Alberta (Nov 13 & 14, 2019), Jason Suwala made a presentation titled “STAC, ZARR, COG, K8S and Data Cubes: The brave new world of satellite EO analytics in the cloud.

Advances in satellite EO data analytics for aquaculture – Aquaculture Canada 2019

Jason Suwala gave a presentation titled “Advances in satellite EO data analytics for aquaculture” at the Aquaculture Canada 2019 conference in Victoria, BC. The presentation and abstract are below. World aquaculture production continues to grow and now provides half of all fish for human consumption (FAO, 2016a), but its sustainability is being impacted by climate […]

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