Tag Archives: LiDAR

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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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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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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Is Your University Investing in Remote Sensing?

I recently came across a post in Geospatial World that confirmed what I’ve been surmising in my role as Academic Program Manager at Exelis VIS.  I have gathered quite a bit of anecdotal data over the years that there is … Continue reading

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Did you say LiDAR or LADAR?

Early in my career I was a GIS Analyst for a small county government in upstate NY. At the time, the county was acquiring LiDAR data along with orthophotography to augment its GIS database. The plan was to use the … 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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Geospatial Futures for a Globalised World

Is who we are, what we do? Many would say this is true, and indeed businesses often promote their credentials by mirroring values back to customers: “We are You” is a time tested but localized strategy. But what if your … 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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2013: LiDAR, the Cloud, and the Future

Often times at the start of a year I am torn between: a reflective look back to reminisce or a bullish look ahead toward the new horizon. This year is no exception, and although 2012 was packed with note-worthy highlights, … Continue reading

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