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March 31, 2016

Large-Format Printing: HP Expands Portfolio of TAA-Compliant Designjet ePrinters

HP®, Inc. (HP®) acknowledges the unique missions of government by offering a comprehensive portfolio of services and solutions for Public Sector agencies and organizations.

March 31, 2016

Keeping the County Current: A Remote-Sensing and GIS Approach to Base Mapping

Loudoun County, Va., located within the Washington, D.C., metropolitan area, is approximately 520 square miles and has been one of the fastest-growing U.S. counties for the last decade. The county’s eastern portion is developing rapidly, while many western areas remain rural. This rapidly changing landscape and growing population have necessitated aggressive maintenance of the county’s base map, and aerial imagery is playing a major role.

March 31, 2016

CONABIO Creates a Countrywide Conservation Baseline: Deforestation Monitoring Aids Overall Environmental Effort

Mexico is among the ambitious countries that committed to the Tier 3 requirements of the Reduce Emissions from Deforestation and Degradation (REDD+) international conservation mechanism. At all tiers, REDD+ involves estimating carbon stocks in forests as well as management practices that improve a forest’s carbon-carrying capacity.

March 31, 2016

Sentinel-3A Satellite Launched, Now Transmitting Imagery

On Feb. 16, 2016, the European Space Agency (ESA) Sentinel-3A satellite was successfully launched from the Plesetsk cosmodrome in northern Russia. Sentinel-3A carries a suite of instruments that will measure Earth’s oceans, land, ice and atmosphere, providing information in near-real time for ocean and weather forecasting as part of Europe’s Copernicus program.

March 31, 2016

FLIR Vue and FLIR Vue Pro: Thermal Imaging Cameras for Small UASs

Established in 1978, FLIR Systems designs, develops, manufactures, markets and distributes systems for thermal imaging, visible-light imaging, measurements and diagnostics, and advanced threat detection.

March 31, 2016

Spurring Geospatial Developer Engagement

V1 Editorial Director Matt Ball spoke with Mladen Stojic, president of Hexagon Geospatial, about this transition and the IGNITE contest with significant prize money to spur developers to create applications using the platform.

March 31, 2016

Compounding Collection Capacity

I recently had the distinct pleasure of addressing the U.S. Park Service, and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Geospatial Training Workshop at the National Conservation Training Center outside Shepardstown, West Virginia. The talk was an overview of how far we’ve come as well as where we’re headed in terms of remote-sensing inputs and geospatial understanding.

March 31, 2016

Defining ‘First Principles’ of Geospatial Intelligence

In 2015, I developed and taught a free Massive Open Online Course (MOOC), “Geospatial Intelligence (GEOINT) and the Geospatial Revolution,” to help broaden the discipline. When I began outlining the course, I asked several in the community, “what should be the focus of the MOOC?” The common reply was “teach the principles.”

March 31, 2016

Coastal-Erosion Modeling with LiDAR and UAS Technology

Coastal erosion is a persistent problem along the California coast that can drastically affect local communities. In the last 20 years alone, erosion has taken a particularly high toll in Pacifica, Calif. Through wind, rain and wave action, the scenic bluffs that line the ocean in this beachside town have continued to retreat to a point where local homes have been evacuated and condemned for demolition.

March 31, 2016

The UAS Wild West: Are Standards Needed?

“Right now, it’s kind of a Wild West out there,” says Scott Simmons, executive director of the Standards Program of the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC).