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December 14, 2014

New Approaches Streamline Property Appraisals

Homeowners are enthralled at seeing satellite imagery of their property via Google Earth. Now technology companies have been challenged to come up with different ways to marry aerial and satellite imagery, computers on the ground, and hand-drawn paper sketches and maps to offer solutions that aid the appraisal process, improve property record keeping and retrieval, and help...

September 15, 2014

Mapping Minerals with Light

The spectacular exposed geology of northwestern China offers an ideal landscape for illustrating how satellite measurements can identify minerals from afar.

September 15, 2014

Aerial Imaging Primer: Moving Beyond the Base Map

Aircraft have several advantages over satellite platforms when collecting imagery. For example, aircraft can collect data on specific dates and times. Another advantage is the ability to put new sensors in aircraft as technology advances.

September 15, 2014

How Do New-Generation Earth Observation Satellites Affect the Future of Elevation Models?

Whether planning an infrastructure network, conducting a military intervention mission in unknown terrain or analyzing terrain features for oil and gas exploration, precise, reliable elevation data support a wide range of applications and form the foundation of any accurate geospatial product.

September 15, 2014

An Oblique Perspective on Imaging Accuracy

Although oblique imaging products have been part of the mainstream mapping industry for more than a decade, none of the accredited mapping societies have provided standards that define accuracy requirements for oblique imagery.

September 15, 2014

Mobile Data Sharing Makes Every Worker a Sensor

More than a decade ago, the U.S. Army established the motto that “every soldier is a sensor.” Fast forward to today and that vision has become fact, with linked mobile devices and applications routing geospatial data back and forth between command and the field.

July 22, 2014

Baton Rouge Captures Trees and Other Assets Geospatially

By Mladen Stojic, president, Hexagon Geospatial (, Norcross, Ga. Situated on the Mississippi River, the city of Baton Rouge, La., offers a vibrant culture that comes from Louisiana State University (LSU), Southern University and numerous other industries and businesses in the region. The city also is renowned for its wealth of enormous live oak trees

July 22, 2014

Creating National Maps with GIS and Satellite Imagery

Geospatial advances allow users to create national maps at unprecedented scales and speed. By Kumar Navulur, director, Next Generation Products, DigitalGlobe (, Longmont, Colo., and Mark Cygan, Map, Chart, Data Production and SDI Industry Solutions manager, Esri (, Redlands, Calif.   National mapping organizations (NMOs) are responsible for producing and maintaining a wide variety of

July 22, 2014

Entrepreneurial Blueprint Bolsters Satellite Development

The successful 2008 launch of the RapidEye satellites marked a turning point in the Earth observation industry. The lessons learned offer a roadmap to getting future satellite programs—government and commercial—from the drawing board to the launch pad. By Kevin P. Corbley, a business development consultant in the geospatial industry and founder of Corbley Communications (,

July 22, 2014

Technology Advances Support Emergency Responses in Extreme Environments

Building an operative offshore emergency response capability for oil and gas operations requires the right combination of tools to ensure effective decisions are made during the critical first 24-48 hours of an event.  By Paul Kennedy, MDA Geospatial  Services Inc. (, Richmond, British Columbia, Canada.   Since the 2010 Macondo incident in the Gulf of

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