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ICEYE Shares Nearly 18,000 Satellite Image Archive Under Creative Commons License

ICEYE Shares Nearly 18,000 Satellite Image Archive Under Creative Commons License

ICEYE Shares Nearly 18,000 Satellite Image Archive Under Creative Commons License

Press Release
From: ICEYE
Posted: Tuesday, October 13, 2020

Finnish New Space leader ICEYE today announced access to ICEYE’s Public Archive, containing nearly 18,000 images from ICEYE satellites. The ICEYE Public Archive includes radar imagery in various imaging modes taken with ICEYE’s SAR satellite constellation between mid-2019 and now. The ICEYE Public Archive consists of preview images from around the world, which are released under CC BY-NC 4.0 license, allowing for non-commercial use.

 

“The ICEYE SAR satellite constellation is here for the global community of decision makers, data users, and more, to improve our shared world around us all,” said Rafal Modrzewski, CEO and Co-founder of ICEYE. “The ICEYE Public Archive opens up a unique view of the world, which we invite you to explore together with us.”

The ICEYE Public Archive is provided as a downloadable file through the ICEYE website, showing the locations and time of imaging for each thumbnail in the Archive. After downloading the file, users can open it with their Geographic Information System (GIS) program of choice, such asGoogle Earth Pro or QGIS, making exploring the world of radar satellite imaging accessible for all.

“Every day, ICEYE provides unique access to data and information for our customers that hasn’t been available before,” said Steve Young, Vice President, Business Development and Sales, ICEYE. “Our customers and the global community of Earth observation data explorers now have access to some of the imagery that has been collected in the prior years by ICEYE’s SAR satellite constellation. The ICEYE Public Archive provides additional inspiration for what can be achieved in the future.”

 

The ICEYE Public Archive is available to download today. The Public Archive does not contain the full catalog of ICEYE imagery, as

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Lindsay Hoyle: a palace down south? I’d rather be in Chorley market | Commons Speaker

Lindsay Hoyle: a palace down south? I’d rather be in Chorley market | Commons Speaker

Lindsay Hoyle is in high spirits as he reels off a list of challenges that the past 12 months have thrown his way, since he became Speaker of the House of Commons last November. “No sooner had I been elected than we went into a general election,” he says. “Then in the election I decided to develop Type 1 diabetes.

“Then it was Brexit. Then Brexit was whisked off platform one, and along came Covid.”

After his elevation and following almost 10 years as a deputy in the Commons chair, Hoyle, the MP for Chorley, moved into the Speaker’s large, splendid residence in parliament. It was all fine decor, huge rooms and wonderful paintings, which might sound like a perk. In reality, he suggests, it has proved to be anything but. “It would be nice if that was the case,” he says in his rich Lancastrian accent, hooting with laughter. “I have had to bring a cat because of all the mice. So Patrick comes with me. At the moment there are works on fire safety, and asbestos is being removed, so it is not the best time to be around to be quite honest.

“And we had a water leak with major water damage that’s bought the ceiling down [in the residence above the state rooms].”

“So,” he points out to those who might think he is living a pampered life down south like royalty: “I wouldn’t get too carried away!”

John Bercow calling Commons to order
Former Speaker John Bercow calling the House of Commons to order with his familiar roar of “Orderrrrr”. Photograph: House of Commons/AP

As he approaches his first anniversary in the job, Hoyle is already stamping his style on the Commons. Where his predecessor, John Bercow, became a global celebrity for crying “Orderrrrr Orderrrrrrrr” during interminable Brexit debates, Hoyle

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