Eyewitness: Europe from Space
25 November 2005
Today's edition of the Guardian newspaper features a centrefold image showing Europe at dawn as if viewed from space. A simulation using a combination of daytime and nighttime satellite imagery, it is one of a large number of stock images available direct from Planetary Visions or through our agents, the Science Photo Library. The image was also chosen as NASA's Astronomy Picture of the Day.
11 October 2005
This month sees the publication of Universe, a definitive visual guide from educational publisher Dorling Kindersley. Planetary Visions founders Kevin Tildsley and Philip Eales are contributing authors to this new book edited by Sir Martin Rees, the Astronomer Royal.
London Olympics 2012
5 July 2005
London was announced yesterday as the host city for the 2012 Olympic Games. Planetary Visions has prepared maps based on satellite imagery to show the location of the new Olympic Park and other venues across the city and elsewhere in the UK.
DK Earth compact edition
22 June 2005
Educational publisher Dorling Kindersley now offers a compact edition of its family reference title Earth. As well as sample pages, the DK website shows an interactive feature on tectonic plates. Centrepiece artworks for the book and graphics for the web feature were created by Planetary Visions.
Europe Satmap Extended
10 May 2005
Our 250m Satellite Imagemap of Europe has been extended eastwards to the Caspian Sea, including the Caucasus, Iraq, Syria, Israel, the West Bank and Gaza, and westwards to include Iceland, the Canary Islands and Madeira.
Nancy 2005: City and Circle
15 April 2005
Opening today, the exhibition Urbi et Orbi is one of a series of cultural events linked to the 250th anniversary of the central square in the French town of Nancy, designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site for its eighteenth century architecture. Planetary Visions has produced nine minutes of new 3D animation for a continuously-looping video installation showing a flight around the Earth. The installation shows the track of the great circle from Nancy to its antipodes, computed by the French mapping agency, IGN, together with film and video material from the 18 countries on five continents along the way.