Monthly Archives: October 2012

Art & Science: Military Geospatial Engineers and da Vinci

Geospatial engineering is the art and science of applying geographic information to enable understanding of the physical environment for military operations. The art is the ability to understand mission, enemy, terrain and weather, troops and support available, time available, civil … Continue reading

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Distributed Geospatial Services. This time it’s for real.

I want to talk about a topic that is both timely and timeless for our community: realizing the promise of Distributed Geospatial Services. Timely because this shift has been undergoing a resurgence (first by Google and more recently by Esri) … Continue reading

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Even More ENVI and ArcGIS Integration

Wow, what a great turn out last week ENVI and E3De – Learn the Latest!  webinar!  I am always happy to hear your questions, see how you’re using our software, and share our latest and greatest updates with you.   This … Continue reading

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Apps – What’s in a Name?

Talk of Apps and App Stores is ubiquitous in the Defense and Intelligence domain where I spend most of my time.  But what do we really mean when we talk about an App? In the commercial world, we’ve seen wide … Continue reading

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GIS in the New Forest

A couple of weekends ago, just before the warmth of summer finally disappeared, the family and I decided to head down to the New Forest, which I believe is the largest tract of unclosed heathland and forest in the heavily populated … Continue reading

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Crowd Sourcing of Imagery

A couple of years ago, builders unearthed a massive deposit of Mammoth’s and other long extinct mammals in Snowmass CO.  Citizens were able to volunteer to be part of the excavation and effort and as you can imagine grabbing a … Continue reading

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The Value of LiDAR in Remote Sensing

Value: “The importance or preciousness of something”. New information, innovation, and discovery – these are things of value. And whether we are improving upon products and processes we already employ, or we develop a new way to look at the … Continue reading

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Remote Sensing Reveals Record Low Arctic Sea Ice

September 2012 broke all records for Arctic sea ice, and not in a good way. The National Snow and Ice Data Center’s Sea Ice Index for September 2012 shows the lowest ever monthly averaged extent of sea ice, culminating in … Continue reading

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Leveraging the Enterprise for Rapid Technology Insertion

Like many of my colleagues, I am packing my bags and heading to Orlando for the 2012 GEOINT Symposium.  In fact, I’ll be at the show by the time this posting goes live. While getting things organized to go, I … Continue reading

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RIP GEOWalk

As we gear up for the 2012 GEOINT Symposium in Orlando, Florida next week, one staple of the event is conspicuously missing. No it’s not your favorite GIS company (although I can’t promise they’ll show), it’s not the valuable breakout … Continue reading

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