Buffalo City Metropolitan Municipality 

SPOT6 image acquired in 2016, showing Buffalo City Metropolitan Municipality situated on the east coast of Eastern Cape Province, South Africa. It includes the towns of East London, Bhisho and King William's Town, as well as the large townships of Mdantsane and Zwelitsha. The municipality was named after the Buffalo River, at whose mouth lies the only river port in South Africa.

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Produced at SANSA Earth Observation. SPOT6: Copyright © 2013 Airbus DS. All rights reserved.

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SANSA coordinates the third Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) Workshop in Gabon

The 3rd Synthetic aperture radar (SAR) workshop coordinated by SANSA as the Chair of CEOS Working Group on Capacity Development and Data Democracy (WGCapD) took place in Libreville, Gabon, between 20 and 24 February. In October 2016 the WGCapD conducted a SAR training workshop in Lusaka, Zambia and in January 2017 another SAR workshop was held in Pretoria. These two workshops provided training to participants from both East Africa and SADC countries.



Cyclone Dineo

Cyclone Dineo’s progression captured in a MODIS (Corrected Reflectance Bands 3-6-7) time series from 12 to 21 February 2017. MODIS band combination 367 is normally used to map snow and ice as it makes it possible to differentiate snow and ice from clouds. In this animated time series, cyclone Dineo’s progression is clearly seen as an orange swirl moving off the coast of Madagascar in a westward direction into Mozambique and the interior parts of Southern Africa.

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Compiled at SANSA Earth Observation. MODIS Terra: NASA LP DAAC, 2015, MODIS/Terra Corrected Reflectance (Bands 3-6-7).



Happy Valentines

Landsat 8 Colour infrared composite 543 the Johannesburg.

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Cosmo City

SPOT6 image captured in 2016 showing a view of Cosmo City from space. Cosmo City which lies to the northwest of Johannesburg’s city centre is R3,5-billion greenfield project developed in an environmentally sensitive area. Large amounts of space were reserved for conservation purposes to protect indigenous fauna and flora. The suburb is not only a welcoming haven for people of all social and financial backgrounds but also a testament to innovation and sustainable development practices. The city of Johannesburg embarked on an ambitious solar geyser project, the first of its kind, which saw the fitment of geysers and solar panels to residents homes. Satellite imagery from sensors such as SPOT 6 and 7, afford analysts and town planners in government critical geo-intelligence needed for developments such as Cosmo City.

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Produced at SANSA Earth Observation. SPOT6: Copyright © 2013 Airbus DS. All rights reserved.


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