Tag Archives: geospatial data

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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Street-Level Remote Sensing

The geospatial community is abuzz with discussions concerning the growing abundance of remotely-sensed data–specifically, how improvements in recent years to the spatial, spectral, and temporal resolution of geospatial data intrinsically create opportunities to conduct more detailed analysis.  Many speculate what … Continue reading

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UAVs in the USA

To the casual observer, or viewer of network television news programs during the last decade or so, the mention of an Unmanned Aerial Vehicle or System (UAV/UAS) likely conjures up the term drone, and an image of a MQ-1 Predator … Continue reading

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COTS Solutions for DOD Organizations

As the DoD continues to develop ways to increase agility for forward deployed military personnel, the need to provide better intelligence will increase. War fighters need both basic situational awareness, as well as a better understanding of the relationship among … 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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Clouds Within The Cloud

The International LiDAR Mapping Forum (ILMF) begins its three day technical conference and exhibition next week, during which key players and experts in the LiDAR industry will descend on Denver to showcase the latest advances in airborne, mobile, and bathymetric … Continue reading

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Integrating LiDAR Analysis into your GIS

With the International LiDAR Mapping Forum (ILMF) coming to Denver next month, I think it’s important to revisit the value that LiDAR brings to the GIS user. According to Wikipedia, Light Detection and Ranging (LiDAR) is an optical remote sensing … Continue reading

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