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Viewshed Analysis with LiDAR!

What’s the first thing you think when I say, “Image exploitation” or “Remote sensing feature extraction?” I bet you are thinking about electro-optical data and time tested analytics to tease out information from imagery that is not initially apparent at … Continue reading

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VISualize 2013: Global Change and Environmental Monitoring – SPOILER ALERT!

It’s that time of year once again when thought leaders in remote sensing science and research will come together to collaborate and share their current work – this time with the focus placed on Environmental Monitoring and Global Change.  While … Continue reading

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Is there an App for that?

What does it really mean to “Exploit” imagery – or how about the definitions of “Data analytics”, “Server-side processing”, “Cloud computing”, “Web-enabled OGC services”, please – somebody stop me!  These terms are uttered with such frequency that I often find … Continue reading

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2013: LiDAR, the Cloud, and the Future

Often times at the start of a year I am torn between: a reflective look back to reminisce or a bullish look ahead toward the new horizon. This year is no exception, and although 2012 was packed with note-worthy highlights, … Continue reading

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Global Warming, Coastal Erosion, & other AGU Gems

While running along the Boulder Creek Path today in shorts and short sleeves, I was trying to wrap my head around the fact that it’s early December on the Front Range in CO. Normally I would be  trying to find … Continue reading

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Thank You Emergency Responders/Monster Slayers of Franken-Disaster!

Image Courtesy of NOAA If you’re like me – you probably have friends and family on the East coast who were recently affected by Hurricane Sandy aka: “Frankenstorm”. In fact, on my Facebook page today, my friend Dave in Manhattan … Continue reading

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The Value of LiDAR in Remote Sensing

Value: “The importance or preciousness of something”. New information, innovation, and discovery – these are things of value. And whether we are improving upon products and processes we already employ, or we develop a new way to look at the … Continue reading

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Et Voila!

Yes, Landsat had a good run – great in fact – and in the coming years I am certain we will all continue to consume and learn from all the great imagery that was collected over the course of decades.  … Continue reading

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Email Alerts for Remotely Sensed Changes – Using web enabled services to change the world for the better!

What do you think when you hear about displaced Mashco-Piro Indians, vanishing wildlife, and starving woodpeckers?   All are direct results of illegal logging. The story, “Eyes in the sky aim to cut down illegal logging” (Reuters) caught my eye as … Continue reading

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Record Temperatures & Wildfire Risk

Thanks to recent rain along the Front Range, mountains, and plains of Colorado, the image below represents what we hope is behind us as a very early and robust fire season in CO and the Western US. The image below … Continue reading

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