Aquarius Takes a Measure of Salt

July 18, 2012 by  
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Salinity—the amount of dissolved salt in the water—is critical to many aspects of the ocean, from circulation to climate to the global water cycle. For much of the past year, NASA and Argentina’s Comisión Nacional de Actividades Espaciales have been making comprehensive observations of sea surface salinity from space. Launched onJune 10, 2011, the Aquarius [...]

NY-Alert Powers Statewide Warning System

April 13, 2012 by  
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    The New York state Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Services (DHSES) needed a way to alert the entire population of New York State—more than 19 million people—in the event of an emergency. The solution came in the form of a powerful tool called NY-Alert.   NY-Alert is the state’s premier alert and notification [...]

LiDAR Offers Faster, Less Expensive Field Data

April 13, 2012 by  
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The Missouri Department of Transportation is benefiting from a range of LiDAR-based mapping methods.     By George Kopp, P.E., Missouri Department of Transportation (http://www.modot.mo.gov/), Jefferson City, Mo. ollecting data to design Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) projects can be time consuming and expensive. Traditional field data collection also can place employees dangerously close to [...]

Reduce Data Overload

April 13, 2012 by  
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By Dr. Craig A. Knoblock, Geosemble Technologies (http://www.geosemble.com)  Manhatten Beach, Calif. Data overload is a major problem for organizations, and the problem is getting worse across all industries. Recent IDC research indicates that information workers typically spend a staggering 17.8 hours per week searching for and gathering information. That’s a cost of more than $31,000 [...]

Seeking Submeter Success

April 13, 2012 by  
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    By Charlotte Gabriel-Robez, Astrium GEO-Information Services (www.astrium-geo.com), Toulouse, France. Pléiades 1, the first of a dual-satellite Earth observation system designed to deliver 50-centimeter color imaging products, was launched successfully on Dec. 16, 2011, from French Guiana aboard a Russian Soyuz rocket. The 970-kilogram satellite is the result of a decade-long effort by the [...]

Building a Network of Homeland Security Drones

April 13, 2012 by  
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Public wireless infrastructure could be leveraged to enable unmanned aircraft-based sensor networks for homeland security.     By Kai Daniel and Christian Wietfeld, Communication Networks Institute, TU Dortmund University (www.tu-dortmund.de/uni/International), Dortmund, Germany.    Many of today’s unmanned aerial systems (UASs) are available at affordable prices, offering the potential for innovative new applications. For example, in [...]

2012 Mar-Apr Issue

April 12, 2012 by  
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Upcoming Events

April 12, 2012 by  
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2012   March 13-15 Oceanology International London www.oceanologyinternational.com March 19-23 ASPRS Sacramento, Calif. www.asprs.org   March 27, 28 MAPPS Federal Programs Conference Washington, D.C. www.mapps.org   April 2-4 Where 2.0 San Francisco http://where2conf.com April 10-12 WhereCon Washington, D.C. http://wherecon. opengeospatial.org/ April 15-18 SPAR International Houston www.sparpointgroup.com/international   April 16-19 28th National Space Symposium Colorado Springs, [...]

Industry Updates

April 12, 2012 by  
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ASPRS Boosts Resolve for Moderate-Resolution Imagery The American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ASPRS) recently issued its third resolution calling for immediate support and funding to continue the U.S. moderate-resolution imaging program. More than 40 years of uninterrupted Landsat imagery has played a critical role in monitoring ongoing stresses on Earth from population, industry, climate change, land use and [...]

Industry Briefs

April 12, 2012 by  
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Business AeroMetric (www.aerometric.com), Sheboygan, Wis., announced it was awarded a contract to provide the state of Kansas with LiDAR elevation data covering 9,720 square miles in the eastern part of the state. Funded by state and county agencies, the project is a key component of the Kansas Geographic Information System Partnership initiative, which is developing [...]

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