Monthly Archives: August 2012

ENVI Users get ready to discuss image analytics at ENVIUS

Next week I’m attending the 7th annual ENVI Classified User Symposium also known as ENVIUS. Exelis VIS organizes ENVIUS to provide defense and intelligence users with an opportunity to share their real-world experiences with the ENVI software. While the focus … Continue reading

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Continuing Education with Remote Sensing

In my role as the Academic Program Manager at Exelis VIS, I have the privilege of working with educators from different types of academic institutions.  In any given week I will work with large public universities, private colleges and community … Continue reading

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Email Alerts for Remotely Sensed Changes – Using web enabled services to change the world for the better!

What do you think when you hear about displaced Mashco-Piro Indians, vanishing wildlife, and starving woodpeckers?   All are direct results of illegal logging. The story, “Eyes in the sky aim to cut down illegal logging” (Reuters) caught my eye as … Continue reading

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Landsat Memories: Watching the Rainforest Go Down

What remote sensing memories does the Landsat 40th anniversary bring up for you? I’ve always felt an oddly personal connection to the deforestation in the Amazonian rainforest, especially considering that I’ve never even been there.  I think it’s because back … Continue reading

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Government Imagery Data, Free & Easy to Find!

Aerial photography and satellite images provide state and local government officials with a bird’s eye view of the geography, assets, and infrastructure of their communities.  These days, there are a lot of government imagery data formats that are freely available.  … Continue reading

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Achieving Interoperability

I’ve noticed that the priority of interoperability as a requirement for software applications and systems has been increasing over the past couple of years.  This goes hand-in-hand with the shift we’re seeing many organizations make from desktop-oriented environments to Cloud, … Continue reading

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Image Analysis in the Cloud

As more and more GIS functionality is hurled into the cloud, it is only natural that this technology will move beyond simple search and discovery of data onto more advanced geo-processing capabilities. When the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) first released … Continue reading

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