Category Archives: Environmental Monitoring

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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Error, Certainty, and Sharing Results

I love American Geophysical Union’s  weekly newspaper, “EOS”. It’s a great weekly summary of what’s going on in the earth sciences. I make it a point to stay current on it, even at least skimming an item if it’s not … 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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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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NOVA: The Earth From Space

No matter what your job is, it’s usually very difficult to explain what you do to someone who doesn’t work in your field. And oddly enough, the more you like what you do, the harder it gets to explain your … Continue reading

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VIS Supporting NASA DEVELOP program with ENVI &IDL Software

In September I posted about the NASA run NSERC Student Airborne Research Program, which Exelis VIS supports with ENVI and IDL software.  Today I’d like to talk about a new program that Exelis VIS will also be supporting, NASA DEVELOP. … Continue reading

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Landsat 8 is Up and Away!

Yesterday was a big day for Earth imaging, as NASA’s Landsat Data Continuity Mission (LDCM) successfully launched into orbit from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California.  Exelis VIS’s own Thomas Harris (@t_harris) was lucky enough to attend the NASA Social … Continue reading

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