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Industry Overview

December 2, 2011

Intriguing Images Spawned By an Intriguing Industry

We wind down 2011 with our annual look at notable events as seen through the eyes of Earth observation sensors, beginning on page 12. With new sensors and systems being introduced all over the globe, observing the planet is becoming more thorough each year.   In addition to traditional aerial imaging and cutting-edge satellite platforms,

October 12, 2011

Modern Warfare’s Battle Cry: “I, Robot”

The quest for geospatial intelligence (GEOINT) began with the first skirmishes between rival tribes centuries ago. Today’s warfighter seeks the same edge by having better GEOINT about the enemy than the enemy has about him or her—that hasn’t changed. But the way the modern warfighter collects and uses GEOINT is changing faster than at any

July 10, 2011

Industry Overview

Military Takes Cues from Consumers Call it technology transfer in reverse. The phenomenal growth in the number of smart phones, along with a host of mobile applications and social media’s skyrocketing success, have become too much for the Pentagon to ignore in its quest to deliver the best information to the warfighter as rapidly as possible. The U.S. Army’s

May 18, 2011

Data Fusion Expands Intelligence Options

By James. S. Blundell, vice president, Geospatial Products and Solutions, Overwatch Systems (http://www.overwatch.com/), Sterling, Va. Remote sensing, in all its varied forms and functions, has continually evolved, from the Civil War-era fixed balloons with spotters to modern unmanned aircraft systems that provide real-time situational awareness to warfighters in Iraq and Afghanistan. In today’s world the

May 18, 2011

Keeping an Eye on Asia

Following the March 11, 2011, tsunami that ravaged Japan’s coastline, the geospatial community has rallied around the country, providing disaster response tools on the ground and an array of geospatially based information resources via the Internet. Japan continues to bear the hardships of this massive natural disaster, described by many experts as the worst crisis

April 5, 2011

Searching for Seafaring Needles in a Huge Haystack

The most critical part of an ocean or sea in terms of a country’s economic prosperity is its exclusive economic zone (EEZ), which basically is the area of water extending 200 nautical miles outward from a nation’s coastline. A host of economic activities, including fishing, oil production, shipping and tourism take place in an EEZ.

January 16, 2011

2010 Earth Observation Highlights

In this issue of Earth Imaging Journal, we wrap up the year with our annual display of intriguing images beginning on page 12. These images typify how Earth observation chronicles and supports significant global events. We also feature our annual Remote Sensing Market Guide (page 32), a comprehensive resource of companies and organizations that provide

January 13, 2011

Kojo Moe Inspires Factory Fanatics

Kojo Moe Inspires Factory Fanatics Chinese philosopher and teacher Confucius tells us, "Everything has its beauty, but not everyone sees it." His sage counsel has taken root in unexpected fashion among thousands of Japanese Kojo Moe enthusiasts—those who have discovered sublime aesthetic value in the large-scale industrial facilities most of us view as blemishes on the landscape.

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