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January 14, 2015

Scott Serich Appointed OGC Director, Interoperability Programs

Jan. 14, 2015—The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC®) announces that it has appointed Dr. Scott Serich as Director, Interoperability Programs. Dr. Serich will support OGC’s participation in the Project Interoperability initiative sponsored by the U.S. Government Program Manager for the Information Sharing Environment (PM-ISE), an OGC member. Project Interoperability develops recommendations and guidance on an interoperability

January 14, 2015

GeoTech Center and URISA Announce 2015 Undergraduate Geospatial Technology Skills Competition

Des Plaines, Ill., Jan. 14, 2015—The GeoTech Center and URISA are pleased to announce the 2015 Undergraduate Geospatial Technology Skills Competition. The intent of the competition is to showcase the geospatial technology skills of U.S. undergraduate students. Competing students will create a project that utilizes geospatial technology to address a real-world problem. The student will then present the project and the resulting

January 14, 2015

Getmapping Introduces Multiple Enhancements to its Online GIS

Hartley Wintney, Jan. 14, 2015—Getmapping has released version 6 of its highly successful multi-featured Online GIS. The new version has been enhanced with support for Worldwide projections, a module for publishing INSPIRE-compliant WMS/WFS and a new module for Getmapping’s panoramic imagery product, Street Layer. Getmapping’s Online GIS, together with its associated ‘Cloud’ storage and built in

January 14, 2015

Drone World Expo to Be Held November 2015 in Silicon Valley

SAN JOSE, Calif.—Drone World Expo, the premier event for commercial drone technologies and applications, will take place November 17-18, 2015 at the San Jose Convention Center. The expo and conference is produced for the industry, by the industry, working with a world-class board of advisors, including: Gretchen West, Vice President of Business Development and Regulatory

January 14, 2015

UrtheCast Announces Advisory Board to Provide Strategic Guidance In Space and Technology

VANCOUVER, Jan. 13, 2015—UrtheCast Corp. (“UrtheCast”or the “Company”) is pleased to announce the creation of an Advisory Board to advise the Company’s senior management team on strategy, planning, performance, and stakeholder relations. UrtheCast’s newly-selected Advisors —Peter Marino, Michele Weslander Quaid, Jeffrey Manber, and Sunil Sharma — are leading executives currently with, or from organizations including Google

January 14, 2015

Report Indicates Drones Are Ineffective for Border Patrol

A new report from the Department of Homeland Security’s Office of Inspector General asserts that Customs and Border Protection’s use of drones isn’t meeting expectations. The program has been in operation for eight years, with high operational costs and meager contributions to apprehending illegal border crossers, according to the report.

January 14, 2015

Remote Sensing of Nighttime Lights Explored

A special issue of the open access online journal Remote Sensing explores scientific research of nighttime lights, citing them as a go-to data source for insight on built infrastructure and human activity levels.

January 14, 2015

Federal Trade Commission Kills Verisk’s EagleView Acquisition

Verisk Analytics, which had planned to acquire EagleView, Pictometry International’s parent company, called off its plans. This decision was made after the Federal Trade Commission indicated in December 2014 that it would challenge the acquisition.

January 14, 2015

Crowdsourcing Search Under Way for Genghis Khan’s Tomb

Researchers at the University of California San Diego used satellite imagery for a crowdsourcing exercise to find Genghis Khan’s tomb. The project attracted more than 10,000 online volunteers for a combined total of 30,000 hours (3.4 years) spent analyzing the imagery, which was provided by the DigitalGlobe Foundation.

January 14, 2015

Recently Released Geospatial Toolkit from NGA and DigitalGlobe Simplifies Raster Data Processing

SPRINGFIELD, Va., Jan. 13, 2015—The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency recently released an application that will allow the public to benefit from the agency’s collaboration with DigitalGlobe on a project that simplifies and economizes the storage and processing of large-scale raster data, reducing the time it takes analysts to search, download, preprocess and format data for analysis.