Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Salas y Gómez Expedition: Locating an Island Via Satellite - GeoEye Imagery Collection Showcased

When we originally prepared to mount the expedition (before the devastating Chilean earthquake in March, 2010), I downloaded what imagery I could find--a really coarse Landsat image. Salas y Gómez is so small that by the time I got the resolution to where I could try to plot potential survey points, the image was so pixilated. It looked like a bunch of squares and you could hardly make the island out at all. So it's been incredibly useful having a brand new, high-resolution satellite image courtesy of Google Earth and GeoEye...

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