New year news part 1 – World Wind gets 10m SA mosaic

Well this has been a long time coming, with plenty of legal and political wrangling, but Madmappers have finally got a mosaic of South Africa up, it is hosted on WorldWind Central in the Zoomit! layer so it will automatically display in World Wind without any additional installing.

The data is from SPOT 5 provided by SpotImage and collected in 2005, it is currently only 10m resolution but looks gorgeous, we have access to 2.5m but unfortunately SpotImage isn’t too keen on us showing that for free in World Wind, maybe if this layer is popular they may reconsider (feel free to email them saying how great you they are for letting us use their data).

The imagery does have copyright restrictions so please check with Maurizio of Madmappers if you want to use it in a non-personal use way, a big thanks to CSIR-SAC who made this possible and to Maurizio for processing the data, his colour algorithm is amazing.

Ok lets show of some screenshots –

Mosaic Coverage

SPOT 5 (10m) vs i-cubed Landsat 7 (15m) (Cape Town)

SPOT 5 (10m) vs i-cubed Landsat 7 (15m)

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2 thoughts on “New year news part 1 – World Wind gets 10m SA mosaic

  • I am getting credits I don’t deserve:
    – Eastern mosaic was prepared by Infoterra
    – Western mosaic was prepared by EODS, Satellite Application Centre, CSIR

    Data processing for tileservice wss performed remotely by Nowak who also succeded in setting up all the processing hardware notwithstanding my incompetence with Linux (and the repeated power failures we currently experience in South Africa).

    Nowak also beatifully setup Zoom-It so that the Spot5 layer is effortlessly integrated in WorldWind.

    The Spot5 layer is also available in MadMap which is based on Nowak’s MAP 2D viewer.

    See … Nowak, Nowak and Nowak again :D

    ok, ok, Bull_[UK] was the motivating animal!

    Ciao

    Maurizio

  • oops Eastern should have been Western and vice-versa :(

    Let’s try again:
    – Western mosaic was prepared by Infoterra
    – Eastern mosaic was prepared by EODS, Satellite Application Centre, CSIR

    Ciao
    Maurizio

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