File under tools for the tool kit: Jarrett Walker of Human Transit shares details about Nearmap, an aerial photography tool that serves as a helpful alternative to Google Earth.
Dec 29, 2014 Human Transit
West Virginia-based SkyTruth is culling satellite and aerial images to blow the whistle on unreported damage to the environment.
Nov 24, 2014 Fusion
A collection of satellite photos reveals the planet's beauty and vulnerability from threats such as desertification, sprawl, and pollution.
Nov 5, 2013 Wired
Glenn Fleishman profiles MapBox, whose 30 employees are taking on the big boys in the development of interactive street and satellite maps. The company is working with Charlie Loyd to develop "the most beautiful, clean map ever made."
Apr 4, 2013 The Economist
Planners in search of work might want to consider looking in India. As Nate Berg reports, the Indian government is hoping a new technology initiative will catalyze master planning efforts in 7,935 cities and towns across the country.
Aug 6, 2012 The Atlantic Cities
Earlier this week we brought you stunning images of global urban growth as captured by Landsat, NASA's longest running satellite imagery program. These images capture the dramatic changes to some of America's natural landscapes.
Aug 3, 2012 Wired
A town in New York has been using satellite imagery from Google Earth to identify illegally-built pools.
Aug 5, 2010 Associated Press
Recent earthquake response efforts in Haiti showed how comparing satellite imagery could help to identify physical changes in the damaged country and assist rescue workers. That same sort of imagery could play a similar role for urban planners. Exclusive
Jan 18, 2010 By
NASA satellite imagery reveals that two of California's main groundwater sources are being rapidly depleted by agriculture and exurban development.
Jan 6, 2010 The Christian Science Monitor
<p>This slideshow form <em>Popular Science</em> takes a step-by-step look at how to detect and uncover ancient buried settlements from satellite imagery.</p>
Jun 9, 2008 Popular Science