Author Archives: brianfarrexelisvis

Building your remote sensing curriculum and labs

My blog posts this year have focused a lot on the growth that I’m seeing in remote sensing programs at colleges and universities.  Programs that have focused on image processing are adding new data types such as LiDAR and SAR.  … Continue reading

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My thoughts on AAG 2013

A couple of weeks ago, I had the opportunity to attend the AAG Annual Meeting in Los Angeles and spent quite a bit of time speaking with people from the academic community.  These are a few of my observations from … Continue reading

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Summer Geospatial Workshops Gearing Up

The calendar may indicate that spring is just underway, but here at VIS we are already gearing up to support a range of summer workshops.  I’ve written past blog posts here and here about NSERC, which we have supported for … 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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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

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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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Resources for Developing Geospatial Curriculum

Earlier this year I wrote a post which mentioned the iGETT program, which is a National Science Foundation funded program geared towards instructing teachers on how to prepare geospatial curriculum.  While at the American Geophysical Union Fall Conference last week, … Continue reading

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