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Image Analysis: Making the Most of Your Time at the Shore

If hand digitizing geographic features is the bane of a GIS technician’s existence, tasking someone to manually delineate ephemeral features of say, the banks of the Mississippi River, is downright inhumane.  But someone has to do it; maintaining accurate extents … Continue reading

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Suomi NPP: Setting a New Standard for Global Climate Monitoring

On October 28, 2011, the Suomi National Polar-Orbiting Partnership (NPP) spacecraft lifted off from Vandenburg Air Force Base in California and began its scheduled five year mission as a new installment to the NASA fleet of Earth observing systems.  Now … Continue reading

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Street-Level Remote Sensing

The geospatial community is abuzz with discussions concerning the growing abundance of remotely-sensed data–specifically, how improvements in recent years to the spatial, spectral, and temporal resolution of geospatial data intrinsically create opportunities to conduct more detailed analysis.  Many speculate what … Continue reading

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Converging at ASPRS

The theme of the recent annual conference of the American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ASPRS) in Baltimore was “Confluence by the Bay–A Gathering of Geospatial Insights.”  Per the conference organizers, the theme was chosen to highlight the synergy … 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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Clouds Within The Cloud

The International LiDAR Mapping Forum (ILMF) begins its three day technical conference and exhibition next week, during which key players and experts in the LiDAR industry will descend on Denver to showcase the latest advances in airborne, mobile, and bathymetric … Continue reading

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