Category Archives: Geospatial Data

Looking Above for Help Below

I was in central London last weekend and you can’t help but notice all of the work that is going on above ground to support Crossrail, a railway link that passes directly through central London and that will join Maidenhead and Heathrow … Continue reading

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How Does Google Get Accurate Geoinformation for Google Maps?

Have you ever wondered how Google Maps manages to have reasonably accurate map data for so much of the world? I ran across an interesting video from Google’s I/O 2013 conference, about their Ground Truth project, which compiles and refines … Continue reading

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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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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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Emerging GEOINT Trends at USGIF Technology Day

Having just returned from GEOINT Community Week & USGIF Tech Days, I figured it’d be worthwhile to discuss some of the emerging trends that I noticed at the show. First off, despite the effects of sequestration and the cancellation of … Continue reading

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Common Ideals & New Approaches

As part of the geospatial community it’s great to know when your solutions answer not just to individual clients but also more widely address common ideals, examples include: 1) I’m excited by possibilities without wishing to be constrained by complexities; … 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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