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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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ENVI Geoservices and ArcGIS® Online – A New Paradigm for Image Analytics

The development and release of ArcGIS® Online by Esri® ushered in a new era of GIS access and availability. ArcGIS Online allows organizations and individuals to manage and display their map data on the internet via an easy-to-use interface. This … Continue reading

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My thoughts on AAG 2013

A couple of weeks ago, I had the opportunity to attend the AAG Annual Meeting in Los Angeles and spent quite a bit of time speaking with people from the academic community.  These are a few of my observations from … Continue reading

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Addressing Budget Constraints with Innovation and Creativity

At last week’s National Space Symposium, I had the opportunity to speak with many of our industry’s leaders and government customers about the current and future climate for space-based expenditures. It is clear that there are emerging threats as well … Continue reading

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Should Apps be Federated too?

In the world of enterprise geospatial operations we often see data (imagery, vector layers, etc.) managed in federated databases.  A federated management strategy essentially maps several disconnected warehouses of data to a single, virtual database. This helps to avoid replicating … Continue reading

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Saving Money at the Esri Federal GIS Conference

The Esri Federal GIS conference is currently happening at the Walter E. Washington convention center in Washington D.C. With all of the financial uproar happening in Washington right now, I think it’s more important than ever for industries to understand … Continue reading

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Configuration Management and Enterprise GIS

With the Esri Federal GIS conference right around the corner, it seems like a good time to look forward and examine what government GIS leaders will be focusing on this year, and what key pieces of information they will be … Continue reading

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Easy Access to Imagery and Analytics in your Geospatial Lab

As a new year and a new college semester kick into gear, I wanted to highlight the use of imagery in geospatial science and technology programs.  Esri ArcGIS is probably the most ubiquitous software tool in the geospatial education programs.  … Continue reading

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Sequestration & the Advantage of COTS Software

In recent years, remotely-sensed data and easy-to-use geospatial analysis tools have become more widely available.  This increased access  has increased our nation’s ability to accurately perform complex target and change detection processes and support  the war fighter community and natural … Continue reading

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