Landsat Bot

Twitter bot, 2015

Tweets images taken from NASA's Landsat 8 satellite, which images the Earth at roughly 30m resolution, on a 16-day repeat cycle. The images are chosen from those which contain land and have little or no cloud cover. Each tweet is annotated with the name of the place involved, taken from OpenStreetMap data. Sadly, because of some technical difficulties, the images are not true colour, but a false-colour composite. This is most obvious when looking at ice, which shows up as a vivid cyan.

I did a short interview with NASA about the bot.

This is one of my most popular bots.