When I saw this false color image in the High Atlas of Morocco, I remember one of the favorite quotes that I’ve read in the beginning of the PhD : « The wealth of the plains depends on the health of the mountains »
In the middle of England a supporter of Liverpool showed his love to the club differently. This by carving their letters in his field located in Titterstone Clee Hill.
Since I don’t have the U.K visa which allows to me to access to the territory and view this masterpiece I settled for researching that view from space through the famous satellite Sentinel-2.
Luckily I found a dated picture of the 8th November 2017 that is not cloudless. With its spatial resolution (~15 m), we can identify the carved letters ( Sources said that the length of letters are approximately 150 m so they will be presented by a dozen of pixels).
The first image represents a global view of Titterstone Clee Hill. The second one is a zoomed view of the site we’re talking about. And the third one is zoomed view of the site by using greyscale colors which allows to better identify the « LFC » letters.
This man used his working resources ( farming ) to talk about Liverpool, and I also used my working resources ( remote sensing ) to do it x) !!
During my break I wanted to have some fun. I opened Sentinel-hub website and I started to scroll through the images of Morocco. Suddenly, a picture caught my attention, it’s a lagoon with a heart shape located in Moulay Bousselham.
So I tried to create a gif from this image which illustrates the heartbeat.
First, I create two masks of water based on the NDWI index (For more infromation about it ) with different thresholds and color them with red. Then I merged the two images to create the heartbeat animation. I used two different backgrounds : i) True color background ii) Panchromatic background. And this is the final result :
Keukenhof est le plus grand champ de tulipes des Pays bas. D’une superficie atteignant les 32 hectares ce parc est connu à l’échelle internationale et accueille plus de 800 000 visiteurs entre mars et mai. (Source).
Les milles couleurs présentes dans ce parc : tulipes, jacinthes, jonquilles, narcisses, ascaris , narcisses et orchidées sont détectées par Sentinel-2 le 6 mai 2017.
Bonne promenade depuis l’espace ! (Photos zoomées )
Voici un petit tableau artistique de Moulay Bousselham au Maroc capturé par le fameux Sentinel-2.