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RapidEye for Agriculture
Provides a huge amount of images that allow the extraction of accurate and timely information relevant harvest.
Very High Resolution Data
Using scenes acquired by satellites with very high spatial resolution has opened additional application scenarios in a very small scale, typical of administrations and local authorities
Geographic Information System
Organized set of hardware, software and people, aimed at the acquisition, management, analysis and visualization of alphanumerical and graphical information related to a given territory.
Land and Geology
Knowledge of spatial features and their evolution in time, is the starting point for an optimization of management. To do this, the process of study and planning, may be supported by GIS solutions (like geographic databases and geographic information systems)
UAV Cartography
Iptsat has completed the development of mapping with the "no fly zones" for Italy. It is a geographic database that has converted the technical requirements associated with the requirements of Regulation ENAC ENAV, in navigable maps online through webgis.
Smart Cities
Iptsat develops projects of infrastructure and harmonization of geographic data within the municipalities, making them accessible and usable by the greatest number of users possible through conversion to open data and publication in catalogs and webgis.

Medium Resolution Data (10mt - 60mt)

Changes in urban planning, building and environmental abuses, desertification, fires, melting glaciers, water pollution, but also land use, vegetation status, agricultural resources, landscape and forestry, can be observed by sensors carried by more than 180 optical satellites that orbit around the Earth.
The satellites for Earth observation differ from each other by the type of orbit, the payload and the spatial resolution, the spectral characteristics and the amplitude scanning of the sensors of their imaging systems. All these parameters are defined in the planning phase of the mission, according to the functions that the satellites will have to play.


    ASTER
  • The Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer (ASTER) is one of five remote sensors that are located on board the satellite for Earth remote sensing (EOS AM-1). The satellite is part of the Earth Observing System (EOS) and was placed in a geostationary orbit, by NASA in 1999. The ASTER sensor has been running since February 2000. ASTER provides high-resolution images of the Earth in fourteen different wavelengths, ranging from electromagnetic spectrum of visible light to infrared. The angular resolution of the images is between 15 and 90 meters. The sensor data allow the creation of detailed maps of temperature, emissivity, reflectance and elevation of the land surface.
    La risoluzione angolare delle immagini è compresa tra 15 e 90 metri. I dati del sensore permettono la creazione di dettagliate mappe della temperatura, emissività, riflettanza ed elevazione della superficie terrestre.


  • EO-1
  • The EO-1 satellite is a NASA satellite consisting of 2 sensors: Hiperion and ALI.
    The EO-1 follows the same orbit as Landsat 7 with the difference that can be pointed sideways to acquire adjacent areas. The sensor is the first Hyperion hyperspectral sensor on board a satellite for earth observation. It covers the full spectral range from 0.4 to 2.5 microns with 220 bands. This resolution allows full detailed classifications of land cover. The sensor (ALI) has been designed for the improved spatial and spectral resolution of Landsat. It has a panchromatic band with 10 m spatial resolution and multispectral bands 9 to 30 meters spatial resolution.

  • Landsat
  • is a constellation of remote sensing satellites that observe the earth. The data they collected have been used for over 30 years to study the environment, resources, and changes in natural and artificial states occurred on the Earth's surface. The launch of Landsat started the era of Earth observation for non-military reasons. These satellites were the founders of the satellites for remote sensing. The first Landsat satellite was put into orbit on July 23, 1972, which was followed by another 7 throws for a total of 8 satellites.

  • ESA Copernicus constellation
  • "There are 5 types of space satellites, from radar to the optical, up to multispectral, each designed to provide a different type of data on land, oceans and atmosphere," said the head of Esa Copernicus Office Space, Josef Aschbacher, during the conference Living Planet. "We expect to collect an extraordinary amount of updated information on the planet - he added - that will be applied in the management of crisis situations, monitoring of climate change and security":

  • Sentinel 1 radar
  • Sentinel 2 optical
  • Sentinel 3 mulisensor
  • Sentinel 4-5 new meteorological sensors

For further information: ESA - Copernicus constellation


Speciale Landsat - 8

    Landsat - 8
  • The Landsat-8 (official name LDCM - Landsat Data Continuity Mission) is the last of the historic Landsat series planned by NASA, one of the first missions for Earth Observation and by far the most long-lived assets with decades of experience from the first satellite in 1972. Launched in February 2013 after only a month the satellite became operational providing shooting with a time of 16 days.
    The improved image quality compared to the previous Landsat-7, the introduction of new spectral channels and the availability of acquisitions constants make the Landsat-8 a useful tool for monitoring and analysis of the territory. The satellite mounts onboard the optical sensor OLI - Operational Land Imager with spatial resolution of 30 and 15 meters and the temperature sensor TIRS - Thermal InfraRed Sensor 120 meters to the ground. Due to their different spectral bands and their characteristics as a consolidated view satellite maps to True Colours, Infrared Map, Change Detection, Vegetation Indices (NDVI, MCARI, TCARI ..), Merger Multiband with the panchromatic channel, etc... can be obtained.
    And with the availability of two new bands of the thermal sensor is possible to obtain temperature maps with limited noise pollution and production of maps of gravity on land routes from fire. In addition, the short-wave infrared band 9 allows field testing in monitoring atmospheric clouds, while the new band Deep Blue is ideal for the study of coastal areas and phenomena related to aerosol pollution.
    The mission Landsat-8 is guaranteed up to 2018 and beyond, thus ensuring stability analysis and comparison in several decades, with the coaching in the coming years of comparable ESA Sentinel missions.
    It should be emphasized that the design of the Landsat-8, consistent with the previous satellites of the series, makes data available for long-term studies.


  • Thermal Map
  • GThanks to the sensor TIRS - Thermal InfraRed Sensor mounted on the Landsat-8, you can get maps of land surface temperature perceived by the sensor (USGS algorithm). The dual channel heat allows the use of said algorithms of Split-Window that naturally reduce noise introduced by the atmosphere.
    The ground resolution of the thermal bands is 120 meters with a width of swath of 185 km and a capacity of radiometric resolution of 12 bits. The constant availability of new footage shown by the Landsat series provides continuous monitoring capabilities and updated, over time, with new images every 16 days.


Landsat-8 Multiple image
Landsat-8 Multiple image

istory of the Landsat program (Nasa)
History of the Landsat program (Nasa)


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