Monthly Archives: January 2013

Blank Spaces

If a discovery unshared is a discovery lost, then good science must include good communication. In the earth sciences, that means you better have really good geospatial data including maps, imagery, and more. The Big Picture maps for that kind … Continue reading

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Disconnected Apps

I was at a conference on Mobile Apps recently, and one of the hot topics was disconnected apps. Let’s start with a brief definition.  Connected means that the app connects with a server of some sort when it operates.  In … Continue reading

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Easy Access to Imagery and Analytics in your Geospatial Lab

As a new year and a new college semester kick into gear, I wanted to highlight the use of imagery in geospatial science and technology programs.  Esri ArcGIS is probably the most ubiquitous software tool in the geospatial education programs.  … Continue reading

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Geospatial Futures for a Globalised World

Is who we are, what we do? Many would say this is true, and indeed businesses often promote their credentials by mirroring values back to customers: “We are You” is a time tested but localized strategy. But what if your … Continue reading

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22 Minutes of Science and Music!

What a way to kick off the New Year!  I discovered this informative and eclectic podcast while perusing my science section on Flipboard.   This podcast, called “LandSat, the next generation”, includes many of the topics that EarthSky covers to ring … Continue reading

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Observation of Winter Polar Phenomena With Suomi NPP

The advanced low light band of the Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite (VIIRS) on the Suomi NPP satellite is providing some really beautiful and informative new Earth imaging opportunities.  This “day-night” band detects light in a range of wavelengths from … Continue reading

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Integrating LiDAR Analysis into your GIS

With the International LiDAR Mapping Forum (ILMF) coming to Denver next month, I think it’s important to revisit the value that LiDAR brings to the GIS user. According to Wikipedia, Light Detection and Ranging (LiDAR) is an optical remote sensing … Continue reading

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Service Enabled Geoprocessing – What’s in it for the GEOINT Analyst?

Most GEOINT analysts are aware that the community is moving to implement app stores that contain the tools, models, and widgets needed to perform common analytical tasks. Two examples are the NGA GEOINT App Store  and the DIA Orion Program. … Continue reading

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Here’s to a healthier 2013!

As we are now into the second week of January, let me be one of the last people to wish you a very happy and healthy 2013. Being New Year, it is of course time, yet again, for me to make a New Year’s … Continue reading

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2013: LiDAR, the Cloud, and the Future

Often times at the start of a year I am torn between: a reflective look back to reminisce or a bullish look ahead toward the new horizon. This year is no exception, and although 2012 was packed with note-worthy highlights, … Continue reading

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