Grand Canyon a Geologic Icon

April 16, 2014 by  
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The Grand Canyon in northern Arizona is a favorite for astronauts shooting photos from the International Space Station as well as one of the best-known tourist attractions in the world. The steep walls of the Colorado River canyon and its many side canyons make an intricate landscape that contrasts with the dark green, forested plateau to the north and south.

Arctic Sea Ice Extent Continues Trending Lower

April 16, 2014 by  
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Arctic sea ice reached its annual maximum on March 21, 2014. Although the year wasn’t extraordinary—the fifth lowest extent in 36 years of satellite records—the trend continues to be.

Researchers Scout for Elk with UAS Technology

April 16, 2014 by  
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A survey over a section of public land near Mount Vernon, Wash., was a first-time trial run using an unmanned aircraft system to survey elk in dense, forested areas to estimate herd population.

Copernicus Masters Seeks Satellite Data Ideas

April 16, 2014 by  
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The fourth annual Copernicus Masters competition is under way. Ideas for services, business concepts and applications based on satellite Earth observation data can be submitted until July 13.

North Dakota Sheriff’s Department First to Fly UASs at Night

April 16, 2014 by  
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The Grand Forks, N.D., Sheriff’s Department has become the first U.S. law enforcement agency granted Federal Aviation Administration authorization to fly unmanned aircraft systems throughout its jurisdiction at night.

Boeing Adds Live Video-tagging to Geospatial Data Management Tool

April 16, 2014 by  
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SPRINGFIELD, Va., April 15, 2014—Boeing [NYSE: BA] has upgraded its DataMaster geospatial data management software with real-time text-tagging of live streaming video, improving situational awareness for defense and intelligence community customers. This new capability, along with other updates in the latest version of DataMaster, will result in faster cataloging and retrieval of data and more [...]

Leica Geosystems Launches Entry-Level Laser Scanner

April 16, 2014 by  
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Heerbrugg, Switzerland, April 9, 2014—Leica Geosystems has announced the launch of its latest  versatile 3D laser scanner, the ScanStation P15. Combining high performance scanning with a user-friendly interface, the ScanStation P15 is the ideal entry into the world of 3D laser scanning. Businesses can benefit significantly by offering  3D scanning presentations to customers. Laser scanning  [...]

Leica Geosystems Releases Tridicon APM Trio Solution for Generating Highly Matched, Automated Oblique Projects

April 16, 2014 by  
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Heerbrugg, Switzerland, April 15, 2014—Leica Geosystems announced the release of the tridicon® APM Trio, a unique and efficient software solution that simplifies the generation of oblique point matching and aerial triangulation (AT) of multi-view oblique and nadir imagery taken with the Leica RCD30 Oblique camera system. “Oblique image processing significantly differs from traditional photogrammetry because [...]

Microsoft Adds to UltraCam Technical Support in Boulder, Colo.

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Graz, Austria, April 15, 2014—The Microsoft UltraCam business unit demonstrates its continued commitment to the UltraCam product line and its customers worldwide by announcing the expansion of the technical support team based in Boulder, Colo. Since May 2013, the team has grown from three staff members to a total of nine, which includes a photogrammetrist, [...]

Mobile Apps Offline: Chaos Management and Disconnected Capability

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TAMPA, Fla., April 14, 2014—When Internet networks crash during natural disasters or bandwidth becomes unavailable at crowded national special security events, analysts must be able to continue doing their jobs. The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency’s Geospatial Intelligence Advancement Testbed Mobile Apps Team has created a capability that allows analysts to continue sharing GEOINT data despite limited [...]

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