Chris Herwig

by Chris Herwig

Two weeks ago the [United Nations opened an inquiry](http://www.ohchr.org/EN/Issues/Terrorism/Pages/SRTerrorismIndex.aspx) into the “civilian impact of the use of drones and other forms of targeted killing.” Data — on casualties, targets, frequency, and other topics — will play an important role in this investigation, led by Ben Emmerson, UN special rapporteur for human rights and counterterrorism. In […] more »

by Chris Herwig

If it’s a clear day on Monday, [GeoEye’s satellites](http://geoeye.com/CorpSite/products/earth-imagery/geoeye-satellites.aspx) will capture incredible imagery of President Obama’s second Inauguration and make them available for use by members of the media. These images will be transmitted back to Earth in near real-time and, expanding from GeoEye’s approach for the 2009 Inauguration, released as interactive web maps produced […] more »

by Chris Herwig

Earlier this month MapBox launched [MapBox Satellite](http://mapbox.com/blog/mapbox-satellite/) — an aerial imagery basemap of the world created [entirely from public domain open data](http://mapbox.com/blog/open-aerial). Here are a few examples of the maps we made with this public imagery. ![Brawley, California | MapBox Satellite](http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8223/8283791795_45f3faa43b.jpg) Brawley, California | MapBox Satellite ![Lago Ohiggins, Chile | MapBox Satellite](http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8361/8283791673_6866663fbf.jpg) Lago O’Higgins, Chile […] more »