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February 2, 2016

Easier Airfield Mapping: Imagery and LiDAR Rapidly Detect and Help Map Obstructions

Aviation safety is always at the forefront of airfield operations. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and Department of Defense (DOD) have stringent criteria regarding location and classification of airfield obstructions, which is any feature that breaks a specified plane in relation to an airfield, including terrain, vegetation, buildings, electric poles and antennas.

February 2, 2016

Significant Supply Expansion for EO Industry: Data Demand Driven by Defense and Emerging Markets

Between 2005-2014, 179 Earth-observation (EO) satellites (> 50 kilograms) were launched by civil government and commercial entities from 36 countries. Supply is expected to go through significant expansion, resulting in the launch of 427 satellites from 2015-2024. This will translate to $38.8 billion in manufacturing revenue during this period.

February 2, 2016

The 3D Elevation Program (3DEP): Learn the Details and Goals of this Ambitious USGS Project

In response to growing needs for high-quality topographic data and a wide range of other 3D representations of natural and constructed features, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) National Geospatial Program (NGP) is leading the development of the 3D Elevation Program (3DEP).

December 5, 2015

Intriguing Images of 2015

Earth imagery’s unparalleled insights and transparency are elevating our understanding of today’s interconnected world. The following graphics highlight a few of the many ways Earth observation chronicled some of 2015’s noteworthy events and interesting phenomena.

December 2, 2015

Learn the Ground Rules: InSAR Enables Proactive Urban Infrastructure Monitoring

Multi-temporal Interferometric Synthetic Aperture Radar (InSAR) is a complementary technology that makes traditional monitoring more efficient. It can help monitor large areas and deliver the critical information that urban planners and engineers need to understand the state of urban infrastructure such as buildings, bridges, roads, airports and underground tunnels.

December 2, 2015

Do We Have Enough Parking? A Remote-Sensing Approach to Parking Inventory

Remotely sensed data provide a snapshot in time, and thus seem perfect for a task such as parking-capacity inventory. Until recently, however, remote-sensing systems suffered from shortcomings that made them ill-suited to the task: satellite imagery lacked sufficient spatial resolution, and aerial imagery was never cost effective for small areas.

September 27, 2015

See the Light: LiDAR Data Help Expose Landslide Hazards

LiDAR data—if collected, analyzed and disseminated to local residents and policy makers—can be invaluable in mapping landslide hazards. In turn, such mapping can greatly help mitigate the consequences of landslides.

September 27, 2015

Changing the Landscape of Impervious-Surface Mapping

  By Jill Kelley Urban growth adversely affects the natural environment in many ways and requires a variety of strategies and tools to mitigate its impact. Impervious-surface mapping is one such tool. By measuring the surface area of compacted earth and man-made construction (e.g., pavement, concrete, rooftops, buildings and other impervious surfaces), municipalities and other

September 27, 2015

More and More and More: Big Data and Remote Sensing Continue Expansion

Although many providers capture and deliver aerial imagery, it’s the data storage, handling, speed of access, quality and security that must be evaluated and considered when implementing imagery use into a workflow.

September 27, 2015

Monitoring a Marine Reserve

A Flexrotor UAS Provides Proof of Poaching By Matt Ball Cocos Island National Park is a Costa Rican biodiversity treasure that lies 350 miles off the coast and along the same subterranean mountain ridge as Galapagos Island in the Eastern Tropical Pacific Ocean. This ridge provides an ecosystem supporting an abundant and broad range of

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