Map of the month-March

Our latest map of the month is published on the Teagasc website.

It’s a map showing the percentage likelihood that a field boundary is a stone wall and not a ditch or hedge. We’re using this within a farm classification project but we thought some people would interested in it as a stand alone map. (Full res PDF here)







ESRI’s Natural Resources Past Webinars in Agriculture and Forestry

Stay on top of trends, technical advancements, and best practices related to GIS in natural resources with ESRI’s free webinars. The Esri Natural Resources webinar series highlights subjects relevant to your organization’s missions, workflows, and operations.

Past Webinars on Agriculture and Forestry

ESA COPERNICUS: Meet Sentinel-3

The second Sentinel-3 satellite, Sentinel-3B, is set for launch on 25 April. Discover this multitalented mission and follow preparations for the liftoff of Europe’s next Copernicus satellite

Sentinel-3 latest news

Sentinel-3 over land

Maynooth University are looking for a EO lecturer

Maynooth University Geography Department is seeking an excellent academic to join the staff as a Lecturer in Remote Sensing / Geographic Information Science.

This is a permanent position  starting 1 September 2018. The further details on the position are here – The closing date is 13 May 2018.

Mallon Technology are looking for a new Remote Sensing Analyst

The post is based in Laois and the closing date for applications is the 8th of May 2018.  Full details available on theirwebsite.

MODIS V5 products decommissioned

A reminder that MODIS v5 products (including archive) are decommissioned from this week, only v6 will be available going forward (new v5 products haven’t been available since this time last year).

Obviously v6 products are improvement on v5 – but they are not just cosmetic- for the NDVI products we use the values can be quite different between v5 and 6 on a pixel to pixel basis, especially at start of year.

The big impact is if you are looking at long term trends or anomalies- it means you will have to recalculate, if you have not already done so, your baseline averages so that you can compare the current v6 observations with the v6 averages- using old v5 averages (say 10 year average of EVI) will give you the wrong trend/anomaly.