Monthly Archives: November 2011

All Our Eggs in the Landsat Data Continuity Mission

Now that Landsat 5 is out of commission indefinitely, the upcoming launch of the Landsat Data Continuity Mission (LDCM) in December 2012 becomes more important than ever.  LDCM is a collaboration between NASA and the U.S. Geological Survey, with the … Continue reading

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Standards: Why do we care?

There’s a lot of discussion in the Defense and Intelligence technical community about standards these days.  OGC, ISO, WPS, WMS, WCS, what’s the difference, and why does it matter so much?  One of the benefits we gain from using standards … Continue reading

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Earth As Art

I just figured out where to do all of my Christmas shopping.  And I wasn’t even trying!  I was actually looking for information about NASA’s Landsat Data Continuity Mission (watch for an upcoming post about that), when I stumbled upon … Continue reading

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What Does Integrated Geospatial Data Look Like?

It’s no secret that we are living today in a flood of data and it just keeps growing.  20 years ago, the hard problem was getting the data.  10 years ago the problem was having systems that could support the … Continue reading

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A Brand Spanking New Satellite for Earth Observation

Last Friday, October 28, NASA successfully launched the much anticipated National Preparatory Project (NPP).  NPP is a sort of renaissance satellite, with 5 sensors expected to provide many types of data to many types of users.  Perhaps the most important … Continue reading

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Introducing Exelis Visual Information Solutions!

As announced last January, ITT Corporation will spin off its businesses into three standalone companies. With this change, effective October 31, 2011, our parent organization, ITT Defense & Information Solutions, has become Exelis, Inc. A newly public company, Exelis, Inc … Continue reading

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