Monthly Archives: February 2013

Native or Browser-based Mobile Apps

I thought I’d follow up my blog on disconnected mobile apps with a discussion about native and browser-based apps.  Native apps are written for a specific device and its operating system.  For example, a native Android app is written for … Continue reading

Posted in Enterprise Solutions | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Saving Money at the Esri Federal GIS Conference

The Esri Federal GIS conference is currently happening at the Walter E. Washington convention center in Washington D.C. With all of the financial uproar happening in Washington right now, I think it’s more important than ever for industries to understand … Continue reading

Posted in Enterprise Solutions, Geospatial Data | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

COTS Solutions for DOD Organizations

As the DoD continues to develop ways to increase agility for forward deployed military personnel, the need to provide better intelligence will increase. War fighters need both basic situational awareness, as well as a better understanding of the relationship among … Continue reading

Posted in Defense Intelligence, Geospatial Data | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

NOVA: The Earth From Space

No matter what your job is, it’s usually very difficult to explain what you do to someone who doesn’t work in your field. And oddly enough, the more you like what you do, the harder it gets to explain your … Continue reading

Posted in Environmental Monitoring, Geospatial Data, Remote Sensing | Tagged , , , , , , | 1 Comment

VIS Supporting NASA DEVELOP program with ENVI &IDL Software

In September I posted about the NASA run NSERC Student Airborne Research Program, which Exelis VIS supports with ENVI and IDL software.  Today I’d like to talk about a new program that Exelis VIS will also be supporting, NASA DEVELOP. … Continue reading

Posted in Environmental Monitoring, Remote Sensing | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Did you say LiDAR or LADAR?

Early in my career I was a GIS Analyst for a small county government in upstate NY. At the time, the county was acquiring LiDAR data along with orthophotography to augment its GIS database. The plan was to use the … Continue reading

Posted in Geospatial Data | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 5 Comments

Landsat 8 is Up and Away!

Yesterday was a big day for Earth imaging, as NASA’s Landsat Data Continuity Mission (LDCM) successfully launched into orbit from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California.  Exelis VIS’s own Thomas Harris (@t_harris) was lucky enough to attend the NASA Social … Continue reading

Posted in Environmental Monitoring, Remote Sensing | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment