Breakup is coming a bit late to Interior Alaska this year, but it has finally arrived. In the last couple of days the Yukon River has started breaking up between the communities of Fort Yukon and Circle. The Yukon river is large enough that the breakup can be observed on the MODIS and VIIRS imagery Circle we receive. The community of Circle had fairly serious flooding, the worst seen in recent history. Hopefully everyone down river of them will have a better time. For more VIIRS and MODIS imagery please take a look at our Puffin Feeder website.
Alaska SDMI IFSAR ORI WMS now available!
GINA proudly presents the first half of the 2010 orthorectified radar intensity (ORI) image mosaic. This first half is from the Fugro collection.
We will be bringing the other half of the 2010 into the WMS once we’ve gotten it polished up and consistent enough for integration.
Funding for this service provided by the Alaska Energy Authority’s Susitna-Watana Hydro project.
The PostgreSQL Project has released a security update for all supported versions. This release includes a fix for a high-exposure security vulnerability. All users are strongly urged to apply the update as soon as possible.
The Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) recently released a new version (7.0) of keywords. For those of you currently using version 6 a complete review of your keywords should be in your near future ! One very useful change to the website is that all of the keywords are now available for download in csv format making importing into a spreadsheet and/or database much easier.
Today a Erik Gregg (aka hardwarehank), a former GINA student employee, had a random hack-a-thon session while we were hanging out. I had shown him the GINA Puffin Feeder interface for our near-realtime satellite imagery feeds. Feeder provides RSS feed of the new images. He decided his Saturday evening should be hacking together a native Android client to view the RSS image feed.
The result can be found at https://github.com/hank/gina-puffinfeeder
Looks like when I get back to Fairbanks I’m going to have to see if we can find a new student programmer interested in Java and Android hacking to flesh this tool out.