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Exelis brings fun, games, and veterans assistance to Esri® this year!

We’re bringing something new to this years’ Esri® International User Conference. In an effort to educate more GIS users about the value of the information contained in geospatial imagery we have designed some interactive, touch-screen games. These games are designed … Continue reading

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Emerging GEOINT Trends at USGIF Technology Day

Having just returned from GEOINT Community Week & USGIF Tech Days, I figured it’d be worthwhile to discuss some of the emerging trends that I noticed at the show. First off, despite the effects of sequestration and the cancellation of … Continue reading

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ENVI Geoservices and ArcGIS® Online – A New Paradigm for Image Analytics

The development and release of ArcGIS® Online by Esri® ushered in a new era of GIS access and availability. ArcGIS Online allows organizations and individuals to manage and display their map data on the internet via an easy-to-use interface. This … Continue reading

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Enabling Soldiers with Geospatial Applications

Image analysis in its current state is mostly performed at the desktop level. In this type of model Geospatial Intelligence (or GEOINT) needs are passed to a set of GIS analysts who retrieve the relevant data, perform the requested analysis, … 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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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

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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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