15 November 2013
Newly-processed satellite images reveal details of the 3D structure of Super Typhoon Haiyan, which struck the Philippines last week. Realistic computer graphic views showing the storm from a low Earth orbit were produced by Planetary Visions by combining weather satellite images at visible and infrared wavelengths. learn more...
Satellite Maps for Panorama
30 September 2013
Tonight's edition of Panorama (Terror in Nairobi, BBC1, 8:30pm) features satellite imagery provided by Planetary Visions showing Nairobi's Westgate shopping centre, scene of last week's terrorist attack. We provided imagery to the programme's graphics designer at a range of scales, using our own global and regional satellite image-maps, custom-processed Landsat images, and very high resolution imagery from the QuickBird satellite. Our previous work for Panorama, the UK's leading current affairs tv programme, has covered the Syrian civil war, the hunt for Osama Bin Laden and the Fukushima nuclear plant.
Living Planet Symposium
17 September 2013
Planetary Visions had a busy time last week at the European Space Agency's Living Planet Symposium in Edinburgh. Invited to talk about data visualisation, they also unveiled software for ESA's Climate Change Initiative, and produced an animation showing the latest measurements of Arctic ice thickness from the UK's Centre for Polar Observation and Modelling. The opening session, attended by Science Minister David Willetts, was punctuated by several computer graphics sequences produced for ESA by Planetary Visions over the last year. learn more...
ESA Earth Science Results
21 June 2013
Graphics created by Planetary Visions are helping to explain the science results from the European Space Agency's Earth observation programme at this week's Paris Air and Space Show. In a series of animations produced over the last year, new findings from science teams across Europe are brought to life for a non-technical audience. learn more...
Solar System Update
20 December 2012
Anyone looking for a last-minute Christmas present might consider the recently-updated Solar System for iPad
, the best-selling astronomy app with images, maps and data provided by Planetary Visions. Version 1.1 keeps the title current, with new stories on Vesta, Curiosity and extrasolar planets, new images, more detailed maps for the terrestrial planets, and an improved virtual orrery. The update is available now, in English, German and Japanese, from the iTunes App Store. learn more...