Tag Archives: geospatial software

Is Open Source Software Free Software?

I was in a meeting recently where someone said “Open source software is free like a free puppy is free.”  While I’m a big fan of open source software, I also agree with this statement to some extent.  Here are … 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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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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DEM versus DTM versus DSM

There are a few terms that I find to be especially confusing to the community of people who use our geospatial software.  I thought it might be useful to clarify how I and others at Exelis VIS use some of … Continue reading

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