Category Archives: Remote Sensing

ENVI and ArcGIS: An Example of Moving Beyond Interoperability

In the geospatial industry, the term “interoperability” has become a bit of a buzz word over the last several years.  Interoperability is very simply defined as the ability of diverse systems to work together.  At a high level, I consider … Continue reading

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Exelis brings fun, games, and veterans assistance to Esri® this year!

We’re bringing something new to this years’ Esri® International User Conference. In an effort to educate more GIS users about the value of the information contained in geospatial imagery we have designed some interactive, touch-screen games. These games are designed … 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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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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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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Building your remote sensing curriculum and labs

My blog posts this year have focused a lot on the growth that I’m seeing in remote sensing programs at colleges and universities.  Programs that have focused on image processing are adding new data types such as LiDAR and SAR.  … Continue reading

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Landsat 8 Data Reader Included in ENVI 5.0 Service Pack 3

The Landsat Data Continuity Mission (LDCM) arrived in its final orbit last month, putting us all one step closer to getting our hands on some of that gorgeous new data. As NASA continues to report progress toward the handoff of … Continue reading

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