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Monday, September 15th, 2014

Earth Observation Comes of Age

Just 15 years ago, besides the familiar hurricane swirls and other weather-related phenomena, the average person had seen few, if any, images collected by an Earth observation (EO) satellite. Meanwhile, in relative obscurity, the scientific community was benefiting from a bonanza of incredible Earth imagery from the Landsat program, which launched its first satellite in

Monday, September 15th, 2014

Common, Affordable Products Lead to 
Analytic Innovation

By Dale Lehner, Office of Corporate Communications, National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (www.nga.mil), Springfield, Va.   The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) Advanced Visualization Branch, known as ASCSV, is taking imagery to new heights of usefulness with commonly used off-the-shelf software. The branch uses advanced geospatial and 3-D modeling tools to perform precise measurements, feature extraction and high-resolution

Thursday, September 11th, 2014

Bard College Releases Guide to Key Issues About Drones

ANNANDALE-ON-HUDSON, N.Y., Sept. 8, 2014—The Center for the Study of the Drone at Bard College announces the release of The Drone Primer: A Compendium of the Key Issues, an online and print publication about the basic facts, issues, questions, and patterns related to unmanned systems in military, civilian, and commercial contexts. The Drone Primer is

Thursday, September 11th, 2014

Esri Showcases Wilderness Conservation in 10 Inspirational Maps

Redlands, Calif., Sept. 3, 2014—Esri, a longtime advocate of environmental conservation, is pleased to showcase 10 influential online federal and nongovernmental maps that anyone can use to become part of the nation's wilderness conservation effort. In concert with Wilderness50 a coalition of agencies, organizations, and universities, Esri celebrates the success of America's Wilderness Act and

Thursday, September 11th, 2014

Leica Cyclone 9.0—A Major Leap in Laser Scanning Project Efficiency

Heerbrugg, Switzerland/San Ramon, Calif., Sept. 3, 2014—With Leica Cyclone 9.0, the industry leading point cloud solution for processing laser scan data, Leica Geosystems HDS introduces major, patent-pending innovations for greater project efficiency. These advances benefit both field and office via significantly faster, easier scan registration, plus quicker deliverable creation thanks to better 2D and 3D

Thursday, September 11th, 2014

Leica Geosystems Releases ALS80 Next-Generation LiDAR Mapping Solution

NORCROSS, Ga., Sept. 9, 2014—Leica Geosystems introduces its next generation of airborne LiDAR solutions, the Leica ALS80. By incorporating advanced laser technology, new high-speed point cloud generation and viewing software, faster acquisition and processing time and their related cost savings are now possible. Users benefit from the new Leica ALS80-CM and ALS80-HP systems’ expanded Multiple

Thursday, September 11th, 2014

National Scenic Trails Added to Revised Michigan Maps

RESTON, Va., Sept. 4, 2014—Newly released US Topo maps for Michigan now feature segments of the North Country National Scenic Trail. Several of the 1,290 new US Topo quadrangles for the state now display parts of the Trail along with other improved data layers. "USGS maps are excellent planning and navigation tools for hikers and

Thursday, September 11th, 2014

Trimble Puts More Spatial Data in the Hands of Geospatial Professionals with Its New InSphere Data Marketplace

SUNNYVALE, Calif., Sept. 3, 2014—Trimble (NASDAQ: TRMB) announced today a new Data Marketplace service for the Trimble® InSphere™ geospatial information management platform. The InSphere Data Marketplace allows geospatial professionals to quickly search, locate and obtain spatial data on demand. InSphere users can now find and use additional free and premium spatial data layers, including aerial

Thursday, September 11th, 2014

Dr. Este Geraghty Selected to Head Esri’s Health and Human Services Team

Redlands, Calif., Sept. 4, 2014—Since Dr. Este Geraghty first encountered GIS while working on her master's degree in public health, she quickly understood that geography and health share an important link. In her new role as Esri's health and human services industry manager, Dr. Geraghty plans to explore new ways geography can transform community health

Thursday, September 11th, 2014

Geography 2050 to Explore Trends Shaping the World’s Future

Herndon, Va., Sept. 8, 2014—“Geography 2050: Mounting an Expedition to the Future” is the inaugural event in a multi-year strategic dialoguemeant to help decision makers and the public alike understand the major trends that will reshape the nation and planet between now and 2050. Hosted by the Earth Institute at Columbia University, with the support

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