You are invited to test the new web interface Query Builder for our Vane platform

You are invited to test the new web interface Query Builder for our Vane platform

You are invited to test the new web interface Query Builder for our Vane platform.
You can use this simple tool to create your own map in just a few minutes, and with just one click receive a completed link for display on your site or app using a web map library like Leaflet, Open Layer, Mapbox and Google Map.

This version is an improvement over the previous one in terms of simplicity of use and layout. The user can select either one of the available data sources and the required combination of spectral bands or one of the derivative index products such as NDVI, EVI, etc. You can also set up display parameters, including clarity, contrast and gamma correction, or use one of the available schemes provided. After that, all you need is to get an API key and insert it in the prepared link, and you can use it in your programming product.
We are ready to answer your questions and will be glad to hear any proposals you might have.

We are glad to introduce a new version of our satellite image processing platform VANE.

We are glad to introduce a new version of our satellite image processing platform VANE.

We are glad to introduce a new version of our satellite image processing platform VANE.
So, what’s new:
Now a request with an error or invalid values will return a response with the recommendations on how to fix it. Also the validation of values became stricter.
For example, the “select” parameter takes only a definite amount of bands. Parameters’ specifications themselves have gone through some changes

You can find the detailed description here http://owm.io/vaneLanguage

It’s easier to work with colors now by using default color schemes and palettes. A corresponding default color palette is automatically generated depending on an operation (the “op” parameter) and a current data source (the “from” parameter). And of course you can make your own color scheme.

VANE Platform gets Update with Planet Satellite Imagery Integration

VANE Platform gets Update with Planet Satellite Imagery Integration

We are happy to announce today that Openweathermap has partnered with Planet to provide access to current and archived Rapideye and PlanetScope satellite imagery in the VANE geospatial platform. Planet operates the world’s largest earth observation constellation of satellites and has the capacity to image the world’s landmass on a daily basis.

With this partnership, the VANE platform enables online processing and access to global high resolution imagery from Planet, further diversifying our Global Base Map product that currently offers publically available Sentinel and Landsat data.

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World around us: NDVI vs NDWI

World around us: NDVI vs NDWI

This checkerboard picture is a satellite photo of Priest river in the northern Idaho.
It's interesting to see this area from the point of view of vegetation (NDVI) and water (NDWI) indexes.

How to know what particular imagery do you get from VANE Geospatial Platform

How to know what particular imagery do you get from VANE Geospatial Platform

The one of the ideas of VANE platform - no need of search by scenes and footprints. It is based on a simple assumption: each location in the world has metadata - click on any location and get information about all pixels containing this location. Such projects as cloudless atlases and Google base satellite maps are created according to this basic principle, stitching best imagery pixels in one seamless mosaic. According to scenes metadata VANE can preliminary compile the best satellite cover - users need to set up a parameter order=best for this operation. Even more, VANE language allows you to set up further requirements for your mosaic, providing appropriate parameters in your query - meaning: no older than (day>{yyyy-mm-dd})… or put all last imagery on the top (order=last)... or within the specific time interval (between({yyyy-mm-dd}:{yyyy-mm-dd}))…
Than you can go further, applying your custom colors to the result mosaic, according to VANE language specification.

Just to demonstrate this principle in work we’ve launched a very basic application called Finder.

Satellite imagery: Kīlauea volcano eruption, Hawaiian Islands

Satellite imagery: Kīlauea volcano eruption, Hawaiian Islands

December 31, 2016 Kīlauea volcano erupted.
Kīlauea is a currently active shield volcano in the Hawaiian Islands, and the most active of the five volcanoes that together form the island of Hawaiʻi.
In Hawaiian mythology Kīlauea is the body of the deity Pele, goddess of fire, lightning, wind, and volcanoes. While the conflict between Pele and the rain god Kamapuaʻa was centered; Halemaʻumaʻu, "House of the ʻamaʻumaʻu fern", derives its name from the struggle between the two gods.

Beautiful maps: Deserts: Namib Desert

Beautiful maps: Deserts: Namib Desert

The Namib is a coastal desert in southern Africa. The name Namib is of Nama origin and means "vast place". According to the broadest definition, the Namib stretches for more than 2,000 kilometres along the Atlantic coasts of Angola, Namibia, and South Africa.

Beautiful maps. Snows and Glaciers: Greenland.

Beautiful maps. Snows and Glaciers: Greenland.

The face of our planet is changing constantly. There are several reasons of this process, they are of natural and technogenic (i.e. a result of human activity) origin.
One of such processes that we can observe during the past decades is ice melting. And in particular, there is melting of big glaciers. This factor is a crucial one that impacts changing of the Earth’s surface the most. The matter is that this type of ice melting has the most influence on the level of the World Ocean, in comparison with melting of sea ice which is already in the water. Thus, observation of glacier melting has a great significance not only as a signal point in global warming, but also due to its impact on the level of a global ocean.

Examples of VANE Language: False color

Examples of VANE Language: False color

These are maps, which you can compose by a combination of any three bands. For instance, use SWIR (band 7) instead of the red spectrum (band 4) and use NIR (band 5) instead of the green one (band 3), then you will get a map of land victimized by fire (See Fire detection, above).
 To get a map of a necessary color, just choose a combination of bands and you will find out what it looks like to see the world through eagle or wolf eyes.

Examples of VANE Language: Custom NDVI

Examples of VANE Language: Custom NDVI

The NDVI is a major vegetation index for the agricultural industry and farming, and with VANE Language you can customize a colour scheme to get a proper picture. Here in contrast to just the NDVI option a user can set a color scale and define the colors of zones.