On the Cutting Edge of Emergency Management

June 12, 2012 by  
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  The U.S. Geological Survey’s Emergency Operations Office gives emergency managers fast access to critical satellite imagery. By Kevin P. Corbley, principal, Corbley Communications (www.corbleycommunications.com), Castle Rock, Colo., and John Stenmark, principal, Genesee Communications (www.geneseecomms.com), Golden, Colo.   The use of geographic information system (GIS) technology is gaining widespread acceptance in the disaster response and [...]

Maximize Your Mapping Solutions

June 12, 2012 by  
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Prepackaged planimetric imagery can work wonders for aging imagery archives and tight budgets.   By Kevin Bullock, product manager, DigitalGlobe (www.digitalglobe.com), Longmont, Colo.   Planimetric imagery is a great satellite imagery alternative or addition for government entities and commercial enterprises with needs that demand a closer look. Additionally, an organization’s imagery data typically are acquired [...]

Empowering a New Breed of Geospatial Users

June 12, 2012 by  
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The convergence of smart GIS, 3-D and LiDAR technologies is enabling more decision makers who aren’t GISpros to better manage our ever-changing world. By Mladen Stojic, vice president, Geospatial, Intergraph Security, Government & Infrastructure (www.intergraph.com/sgi), Norcross, Ga.   The world is changing rapidly, with significant population expansion and unprecedented levels of natural and man-made disasters. [...]

Large-Format Printing in the Field

June 12, 2012 by  
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  Advanced printing systems coupled with mobile capabilities offer geospatial users new tools for mission-critical applications. By Bob Honn, director of Marketing Services, Wide-Format Printing Systems Division, Océ North America (www.oce.com), Chicago.   As today’s workforce continues to “go mobile,” the industries that rely on geospatial applications, such as public utility management, urban planning, local [...]

Buying Optical Satellite Imagery?

June 12, 2012 by  
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By Nick Hubing, president, Land Info Worldwide Mapping (www.landinfo.com), Denver.  A little more than a decade ago, the only satellite imagery most people saw was a weather map on a TV broadcast. That changed with the launch of IKONOS in 1998, when the world’s first commercial high-resolution Earth imaging satellite returned stunning images from around [...]