Science (4) - Meditations

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Science

Mark Mathis

Sep 22, 2017 · 2 min read

Multi-dimensional Choropleth Maps using PostGIS, GeoServer, and Google Earth

A choropleth map is a “thematic map in which areas are shaded or patterned in proportion to the measurement of the statistical variable being displayed on the map, such as population density or...

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Science

Descartes Labs

May 24, 2017 · 8 min read

Fighting Wildfires Using a Cloud-based Supercomputer

In the wake of yet another season of significant wildfire activity across the US and in particular California, our drought-weary states brace for the start of a new wildfire season that will once...

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Science

Descartes Labs

May 1, 2017 · 9 min read

Mapping the land from space (in the Cloud)

There are at the very least six separate global land cover mapping efforts. The European Space Agency (ESA) just released an unprecedented 24 annual global land cover maps as a part of the Climate...

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Science

Ryan Keisler

Mar 7, 2017 · 3 min read

Science

Descartes Labs

Feb 6, 2017 · 3 min read

Using Petabytes of Pixels with Python to Create 3 New Images of the Earth

Today we’re excited to share three new satellite imagery-based maps of the earth, made here at Descartes Labs. These are global composite images constructed using data from the Landsat 8,...

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