Author Archives: mabowersox

Landsat 8 Sensor Improvements Benefit to GEOINT

People following the Landsat Data Continuity Mission (LDCM) know that NASA handed the controls over to the USGS on May 30, 2013 and Landsat 8 was born. Landsat 8 builds on a 40+ year heritage of earth resources remote sensing … Continue reading

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Should Apps be Federated too?

In the world of enterprise geospatial operations we often see data (imagery, vector layers, etc.) managed in federated databases.  A federated management strategy essentially maps several disconnected warehouses of data to a single, virtual database. This helps to avoid replicating … Continue reading

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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

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Service Enabled Geoprocessing – What’s in it for the GEOINT Analyst?

Most GEOINT analysts are aware that the community is moving to implement app stores that contain the tools, models, and widgets needed to perform common analytical tasks. Two examples are the NGA GEOINT App Store  and the DIA Orion Program. … Continue reading

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Mark’s Technology Plan for 2013

As this is likely my last blog post of the year, it seems appropriate to join the media bandwagon and reflect on all the good things from 2012. But I’ll spare you most of that and jump to the next … Continue reading

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Why Your Imagery Applications Should be First to The Cloud

Today it is difficult to discuss geospatial image processing without weighing the benefits of cloud computing (read: ENVI in the Cloud). I suspect the same is true in discussing all types of big data analytics, especially in the federal defense … Continue reading

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Art & Science: Military Geospatial Engineers and da Vinci

Geospatial engineering is the art and science of applying geographic information to enable understanding of the physical environment for military operations. The art is the ability to understand mission, enemy, terrain and weather, troops and support available, time available, civil … Continue reading

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Interoperability is on the loose at GEOINT!

Since my last post I’ve been busy building online image analytics for demonstration by Exelis VIS and our partners at the GEOINT 2012 Symposium. GEOINT takes place October 8-11 in Orlando, Florida and promises to focus on the evolution of … Continue reading

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ENVI Users get ready to discuss image analytics at ENVIUS

Next week I’m attending the 7th annual ENVI Classified User Symposium also known as ENVIUS. Exelis VIS organizes ENVIUS to provide defense and intelligence users with an opportunity to share their real-world experiences with the ENVI software. While the focus … Continue reading

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Landsat is 40 and Still Groovy.

My colleague Chris Davis shared this video from Wired with me today. It’s so much fun to watch. I’m just getting back from the Esri International Users Conference where the 40th anniversary of Landsat (ERTS) was widely celebrated. At the … Continue reading

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