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Storytelling from Space

Storytelling from Space: Tools/Resources

This list of resources is all about acquring and processing aerial imagery. It's generally broken up in three ways: how to go about this in Photoshop/GIMP, using command-line tools, or in GIS software, depending what's most comfortable to you. Often these tools can be used in conjunction with each other.

Acquiring Landsat & MODIS

Web Interface


Processing Landsat





GDAL - Geospatial Data Abstraction Library & ImageMagick (command-line photoshop)
Orfeo - More advanced. Do things like atmospheric correction and NDVI.


QGIS - Open Source alternative to ArcGIS

Creating Web Imagery

Storytelling Tools

Storytelling from Space, In the wild

Misc Geospatial Tools



Great selection !

This a interactive piece of journalism i made for Le Temps, a Swiss Newspaper, on Gaza. Perhaps it may interest you...


Wow. Great work. Thanks for posting.

moklick commented Jul 6, 2016

Hey @briantjacobs,

thanks for the collection :)

We also did a project about how green German cities really are where we used satellite imagery:

Belonging tutorial:

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