Orbital Reflector

Dear all,

after some time off we’re back – with some art:

On 3 December, Orbital Reflector (ORS-1) was launched aboard a Falcon-9 rocket, and will continue to orbit Earth for about two months. Orbital reflector is a  temporary satellite which does neither serve any scientific nor technical purpose. Rather, the installation

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EO4Alps – The Alps from Space Workshop

Hi all,

I am currently attending the EO4Alps conference in Innsbruck, Austria. The objectives of this interesting workshop are:

  • Assessing the status and priority interests in the European Alpine Region for Earth Science, geo-information and operational monitoring;
  • Reviewing the main activities, projects and initiatives taking place in the different Alpine application areas, where

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xgBoost for landcover classification in R

My favourite supervised classification method for land cover classification until now was the very popular Random Forest. Recently however, I stumbled upon the xgBoost algorithm which made me very curious because of its huge success on the machine learning competition platform Kaggle where it has won several competitions. Since I

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QGIS 3.0 released!

The waiting is over! QGIS 3.0 is officially out.

Compared to QGIS 2.x, there are substantial changes under the hood of the popular GIS. For example QGIS now works with Python 3 and Qt 5.
One of the biggest novelties for me is the fully integrated 3D environment.

There are so

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