Monthly Archives: March 2013

First Image from new Landsat Looks Great

Last week NASA revealed the first image from the new LDCM sensor, and it looks spectacular! The image includes our home in the Front Range of the Rocky Mountains, which also happens to be the home of Ball Aerospace & … Continue reading

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Is there an App for that?

What does it really mean to “Exploit” imagery – or how about the definitions of “Data analytics”, “Server-side processing”, “Cloud computing”, “Web-enabled OGC services”, please – somebody stop me!  These terms are uttered with such frequency that I often find … Continue reading

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Creating a Geospatial Toolbox Masterpiece

Last week I hosted a webinar on how to extend and customize ENVI using IDL (watch a recording of it here). Short summary: create and use your own software tools and algorithms for earth science and remote sensing. This was … Continue reading

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Data Fusion – The Sixth Sense

The concept of extra-sensory perception, or ESP, is often referred to as the sixth sense.  In grade school, most of us learn that the five main senses are sight, taste, touch, hearing, and smell. The sixth sense is described by … Continue reading

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Pléiades Constellation Complete; Now Providing Daily Revisits

Last Friday, Astrium announced (via a smooth video that sounds like a commercial for a luxury car) that Pléiades 1B, which joined Pléiades 1A in space last December, has successfully completed its Technical Commissioning. This means that the two identical … Continue reading

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Is Your University Investing in Remote Sensing?

I recently came across a post in Geospatial World that confirmed what I’ve been surmising in my role as Academic Program Manager at Exelis VIS.  I have gathered quite a bit of anecdotal data over the years that there is … Continue reading

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UAVs in the USA

To the casual observer, or viewer of network television news programs during the last decade or so, the mention of an Unmanned Aerial Vehicle or System (UAV/UAS) likely conjures up the term drone, and an image of a MQ-1 Predator … Continue reading

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