Author: Scott Arko

I am a engineer in Alaska, USA specializing in satellite remote sensing. In my spare time I like to program in Python and investigate techniques for high-resolution mapping using low-cost cameras and unmanned vehicles.

Observing deforestation with Sentinel-1

While preparing for an upcoming presentation at the annual meeting of the American Geophysical Union (AGU) I came across a topic that I thought might make an interesting blog…

A Drone for the Holidays

So, by now some of you have opened a holiday gift and it turned out to be a drone.  I was fortunate enough this year to get a 3DR IRIS+…

Innovative SRTM Download

It’s been a couple weeks since I’ve posted here, but I just found something I wanted to pass along. If you work with geospatial data, you are probably…

QGIS Plugin – Profile Tool

Previous Posts in this series QGIS Plugin – RasterCalc QGIS Plugin – OpenLayers   So, this will be a pretty quick post on one of my most used…

QGIS Plugins – Point Sampling Tool

Previous posts in this series QGIS Plugin – RasterCalc QGIS Plugin – OpenLayers Point Sampling Tool I have recently been working on a project that has required the…

The End of the Landsat 5 Era

If you have been working in the space remote sensing community for any length of time you have almost certainly crossed paths with Landsat 5. After 29 years…

QGIS Plugins — OpenLayers

Click for previous article in this series about RasterCalc How often have you been working on a project in QGIS and wanted some nice background imagery, perhaps for…