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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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Et Voila!

Yes, Landsat had a good run – great in fact – and in the coming years I am certain we will all continue to consume and learn from all the great imagery that was collected over the course of decades.  … Continue reading

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Government Imagery Data, Free & Easy to Find!

Aerial photography and satellite images provide state and local government officials with a bird’s eye view of the geography, assets, and infrastructure of their communities.  These days, there are a lot of government imagery data formats that are freely available.  … Continue reading

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What Can You Do With 40 Years of Imagery?

A colleague recently pointed me to an interesting video on NASA’s YouTube page, cleverly titled “What Doesn’t Stay in Vegas? Sprawl.”  This video shows the rapid expansion of Las Vegas between 1972 and 2010.  The video comprises 38 years worth … Continue reading

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Satellite Constellations for Environmental Monitoring

The Disaster Monitoring Constellation The Disaster Monitoring Constellation (DMC) consists of several similar satellites orbiting in a configuration that enables a daily revisit for most points on the Earth’s surface.  If a historical record going back farther than 2002 is … Continue reading

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A Brand Spanking New Satellite for Earth Observation

Last Friday, October 28, NASA successfully launched the much anticipated National Preparatory Project (NPP).  NPP is a sort of renaissance satellite, with 5 sensors expected to provide many types of data to many types of users.  Perhaps the most important … Continue reading

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