|There's really not many more beautiful spots in London on a sunny day.|
|The famous Kew Orangery.|
|Oriental Plane at Kew Gardens.|
|Here's a first look at the lovely tree. Points are a bit large so it looks leafy, but it's not.|
|View up through the trunk from below the point cloud. Note the guy wires to the left and upper centre.|
The other reason for being at Kew was to film some more footage for the latest ESA MOOC (Massive Open Online Course), this time on optical remote sensing. The last one, Monitoring Climate from Space, seemed to be successful. So I've been asked by the production team to contribute to this new one, and scanning trees in Kew makes a great backdrop to talk about forests, land use and how we can use EO and other new technology to make sense of it all.