Asian Surveying & Mapping
Breaking News
Australian Space Agency releases Earth Observation from Space roadmap
The Advancing Space: Australian Civil Space Strategy 2019-2028 identified...
China Launches New Satellite For Earth Observation
A Long March-4C carrier rocket carrying the Gaofen-3 02...
Ouster Expands to Japan and South Korea to Support Growing Demand for High-Resolution Digital Lidar Sensors
SAN FRANCISCO - Ouster, Inc. (NYSE: OUST) (“Ouster” or...
New Zealand’s Counties Energy Partners with GE Digital for its Digital Utility Transformation
GE Digital today announced that Counties Energy, an electricity distribution network...
The Hong Kong Institute of Surveyors: Best Development & Conservation Award 2021 Surveying Excellence in Development and Conservation
HONG KONG SAR  - The results of HKIS Best...
India, Japan researchers working on smartphone-based mapping of cracks, potholes in roads
The joint project is aimed at developing an affordable...
Dubai Airshow 2021: Israeli companies offer space systems, UAVs to the Middle East
UAVs and new communications and Earth observation satellites were...
Space company Success Rockets presented the demonstrator model of the first Russian specialized satellite for monitoring the main climate-active substances “DIANA” at the 26th UN Climate Conference in Glasgow
Russian private space company Success Rockets is developing a...
Intermap Expands Support of TATA Communications Across Major Indian Cities
DENVER,- Intermap Technologies (TSX: IMP) (OTCQX: ITMSF) ("Intermap" or...
European Space Agency launches new mission to measure climate change in unprecedented detail
The European Space Agency (ESA) has new plans to...

Using a short lens to give a wide view, an astronaut aboard the International Space Station (ISS) focused a camera on the 160-kilometer-wide Irrawaddy river delta. The Irrawaddy is the largest river in Burma (Myanmar) and the country’s most-important transportation artery. The capital city and port of Yangon is situated near the sea in a protected location on a major distributary.

The very bright zone near the coast is the sunglint point, where sunlight is reflected directly back at the camera. Astronauts frequently use a technique of following the glint point because it strongly emphasizes the details of shorelines.

The Irrawaddy River empties into the Andaman Sea, bringing vast quantities of silt and mud that alter the color of the water near the delta. In this photo, the sediment color pattern is complicated by bright and dark sunglint streaks caused by wind. On this day, westerly winds swept around the southern tip of the Arakan Mountains. (Note that north is to the bottom right of this photo.)

The chain of the Andaman Islands forms a line with the Nicobar Islands (under clouds, top left) along the tectonic margin between the Indian Plate and the Burma Plate. The Andaman Islands experienced a major earthquake of magnitude 9.0 in December 2004.

Image Credit: NASA