November 11, 2016
Redlands, California—Esri, the global leader in smart mapping, has published Map Use: Reading, Analysis, Interpretation, eighth edition. Esri president Jack Dangermond called the 650-page textbook "a comprehensive primer for using maps effectively." Map Use teaches map fundamentals—what maps are; the types available; what they portray; the purposes they serve; and how to read, analyze, and
March 17, 2016
For two University of Washington researchers, the real test came as they walked across a barren-looking field. They were on the Columbia Plateau with two state wetland ecologists, searching for a 1-acre body of water identified and mapped for the first time using a new method they developed. But when the group arrived at the
October 14, 2015
Nutrient pollution is one of the nation’s most difficult environmental challenges. While nutrients are essential compounds for functioning ecosystems and the production of food, fiber, and livestock feed, excessive nutrient levels can dramatically alter aquatic environments and threaten economic and human health. Today, EPA, USGS, ED, the Great Lakes 5 Observing System, and Esri are
October 5, 2015
Redlands, Calif., Oct. 5, 2015—A new book published by Esri teaches how to use geographic information system (GIS) software to analyze and visualize lidar data. Lidar is an optical remote-sensing system that uses a laser to measure topography, vegetation, objects such as buildings, and the ocean floor at some depths. Data collected from lidar can
September 27, 2015
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 10, 2015
DigitalGlobe announced an expansion of their partnership with Orbital Insight, a geospatial analysis company that tracks socioeconomic trends at global, regional, and hyper-local scales. Within DigitalGlobe’s Geospatial Big Data platform, Orbital Insight’s machine vision engineers, artificial intelligence experts, and data scientists now have access to 400 terabytes of high-resolution imagery, an increase of nearly 80 times
June 11, 2015
There’s no doubt that geospatial datasets are a prime example of “big data.” Clearly, when the goal of the geospatial industry is to record Earth’s changes through mapping and geospatial products and services, a planet-sized dataset can’t be small. The fact that the world is constantly changing and there’s continual innovation in the sensors and
June 9, 2015
In 2008, the U.S. Geological Survey took 3.6 million images acquired by Landsat satellites and made them free and openly available on the Internet. Dating back to 1972, the images are detailed enough to show the impact of human decisions on the land, and they provide the longest continuous view of Earth’s landscape from space.
June 9, 2015
Earth Imaging Journal Editorial Director Matt Ball recently spoke with James (Jimi) Crawford, founder and CEO, about the company’s processing power and its ability to provide actionable information to a diverse group of industries.