Monthly Archives: November 2012

From Algorithm to App – Increasing the Speed of Evolution

We’ve been talking about apps for geospatial imagery analytics and ENVI in the Cloud lately, and a couple of my colleagues and I have discussed what makes up an app.  I’ll return to that topic in the future, but I … Continue reading

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Sequestration & the Advantage of COTS Software

In recent years, remotely-sensed data and easy-to-use geospatial analysis tools have become more widely available.  This increased access  has increased our nation’s ability to accurately perform complex target and change detection processes and support  the war fighter community and natural … Continue reading

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ArcGIS® and ENVI Interoperability Tips

What does it look like when you combine the raw power of two of the industry’s leading software platforms into one giant super-tool? In my mind, not unlike a cartoon episode where all of the heroes’ respective vehicles combine into one … Continue reading

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Rapid Cloud Masking for NPP VIIRS Imagery

Here in Exelis VIS Tech Support, we are often asked, “How do I remove the clouds from my imagery?” Unfortunately, when working with optical imagery, it is usually not possible to recover accurate information for the land surface under clouds. … Continue reading

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New Technologies & Natural Disaster Response

There doesn’t seem to be a week that goes by when there isn’t some natural disaster or extreme weather event that severely affects the human population. Two weeks ago it was Hurricane Sandy that affected 8.5 million people in New … Continue reading

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Why Your Imagery Applications Should be First to The Cloud

Today it is difficult to discuss geospatial image processing without weighing the benefits of cloud computing (read: ENVI in the Cloud). I suspect the same is true in discussing all types of big data analytics, especially in the federal defense … Continue reading

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The Ever Changing Landscape

Looking around at the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, we can see changes everywhere. The landscape has changed on all scales for many of our eastern states after Hurricane Sandy made landfall on the New Jersey coast on October 29th. One … Continue reading

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Thank You Emergency Responders/Monster Slayers of Franken-Disaster!

Image Courtesy of NOAA If you’re like me – you probably have friends and family on the East coast who were recently affected by Hurricane Sandy aka: “Frankenstorm”. In fact, on my Facebook page today, my friend Dave in Manhattan … Continue reading

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Mitigating the spread of Ash Dieback

The newswires have been alive over the last few days with the news that Ash Dieback disease has now arrived in the United   Kingdom.  This devastating disease destroyed 90% of Denmark’s trees and already 100,000 in the UK; it … Continue reading

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