A New View on Climate Change
13 June 2014
Climate is on the agenda today at the Royal Society in London as the European Space Agency presents an overview of the scientific achievements of its Climate Change Initiative. Satellite observations of key climate variables are being presented in the form of an interactive visualisation tool developed for ESA by Planetary Visions. The tool gives access to long and detailed time sequences of data such as ocean temperature, helping climate scientists to "take the pulse" of planet Earth.
D-Day 70th Anniversary
6 June 2014
As well as creating 3D graphics for television science documentaries, Planetary Visions also produces maps for news, current affairs and history programmes, and large-format work for books, newspapers and magazines. On the 70th anniversary of the D-Day landings, we present maps from our image library showing the Allied units that launched the liberation of western Europe at the end of the Second World War.
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...