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The Spherical Cow: Models and Applications in Geoscience

I had a great physics teacher in high school, Mr. Dechant. I still use what I learned there. Some vector componentized wind data from NOAA I’m currently wrestling with comes to mind. He probably should have gotten an award just … Continue reading

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More Geospatial Terminology Confusion

I was recently asked to clarify the difference between a coordinate system and a map projection.   This can be confusing, especially because some geospatial software (e.g., ENVI) handles unprojected coordinate systems exactly the same way that it handles map projections, … Continue reading

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Georeferencing vs. Georectification vs. Geocoding

I posted recently about confusion in the geospatial community around the terms DSM, DEM, and DTM.  Another set of terms that are used in different ways by different people are those that refer to the geo information associated with an … Continue reading

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