Author Archives: petermcintosh

GEOINT and Disruptive Technologies

So, as we all know, the buzzword of the day is “cloud”.  Everything is cloud enabled, or cloud ready, or moving to the cloud.  And really, this is pretty cool.  I’m able to store my music centrally and access it … Continue reading

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Tracking Climate Changes with Satellite Imagery

I was just reading a NASA article about massive glacial melting in Greenland.  What caught my attention, more than anything, was the incredibly short time scale over which major increases in warming and melting were observed:  4 days!  Rarely do … Continue reading

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Venus and the NASA Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO)

This week we got images of Venus tracking across the sun directly in our field of view, courtesy of NASA.  This is a once in a lifetime event, as the next occurrence of this transit won’t happen until 2117.  Of … Continue reading

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Geospatial Analysis: Tasks vs Markets

Here’s an interesting departure from our regular technical talk with thoughts on what geospatial users and markets look like.  I know we all have different perspectives on this, and this is highly subjective, but I thought it would be worth … Continue reading

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International LiDAR Mapping Forum 2012

Last week I attended the ILMF show just down the road in Denver, CO.  One of the big topics at the show was the National Enhanced Elevation Project (NEEP).  This project is sponsored by organizations such as NDEP, USGS, NGA, … Continue reading

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What Does Integrated Geospatial Data Look Like?

It’s no secret that we are living today in a flood of data and it just keeps growing.  20 years ago, the hard problem was getting the data.  10 years ago the problem was having systems that could support the … Continue reading

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