Monthly Archives: June 2012

VISualize 2012: Tracking Pine Beetle Forest Destruction

In my previous post, I talked about VISualize 2012 which we hosted at the World Wildlife Foundation in Washington DC.  The conference recently wrapped up and there were some great presentations about everything from crop management to declining arctic sea … Continue reading

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Satellite Constellations for Environmental Monitoring

The Disaster Monitoring Constellation The Disaster Monitoring Constellation (DMC) consists of several similar satellites orbiting in a configuration that enables a daily revisit for most points on the Earth’s surface.  If a historical record going back farther than 2002 is … Continue reading

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How Imagery Can Be Used to Assess Fire Damage: The High Park Fire

The High Park Fire, just west of Fort Collins, Colorado, was sparked by lightening on Saturday, June 9th. At the time of this writing, the fire had burned over 58,000 acres and due to dry, hot weather, high wind conditions, … Continue reading

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USGIF Technology Day 2012 – The Real Winners

USGIF Technology Day is an unclassified event showcasing more than 60 USGIF Member organizations displaying the latest innovations for the Defense, Intelligence, and Homeland Security Communities. It is part of the larger GEOINT Community Week, which features the NGA Tech … Continue reading

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Venus and the NASA Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO)

This week we got images of Venus tracking across the sun directly in our field of view, courtesy of NASA.  This is a once in a lifetime event, as the next occurrence of this transit won’t happen until 2117.  Of … Continue reading

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What makes a PED, a PED?

The people who work in the Defense and Intelligence Community will attest to the large number of three letter acronyms they encounter daily. It’s not only the organizations (DoD, NGA, DIA, CIA, NSA, etc) but the technical terms too (NTM, … Continue reading

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