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February 6, 2013

LiDAR Best Practices

Following a few simple guidelines can unlock the cost-saving benefits of collecting and using LiDAR data. By Jason Caldwell, director of strategic accounts, and Sanchit Agarwal, director of mapping operations, Sanborn (, Colorado Springs, Colo. Light detection and ranging (LiDAR) technology has been available for commercial mapping applications for about 20 years. Now it’s a

February 6, 2013

State of the Industry: Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats

In 2008, Earth Imaging Journal asked its Editorial Advisory Board (EAB) members to analyze the remote sensing industry’s strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats (SWOT). At the time, big players suchas Google and Microsoft were entering the market. The high-resolution imagery market was evolving rapidly, driving numerous geotechnology market segments and often complementing sales of data

December 19, 2012

Intriguing Images of 2012

  Tracking an Undesirable Import Dust Dominates Aerosol Arrivals to North America A dust plume arose over Inner Mongolia and began its eastward journey over the Sea of Japan on April 9, 2012. According to a NASA analysis of data from the Terra and Cloud-Aerosol LiDAR and Infrared Pathfinder Satellite Observations spacecraft, 64 million tons

December 11, 2012

Why Buy?

By Jeff Specht, publisher, Earth Imaging Journal (, Greeley, Colo. With search engines and other online sources trying to distinguish their offerings with ever-greater amounts of free content, managers in public agencies find themselves asking, “Why aren’t we just using free Earth imagery off the Web?” After all, they’re accountable to taxpayers for what can

December 10, 2012

Intriguing Images of 2012

Earth imagery’s unparalleled insights and transparency are elevating our understanding of today’s interconnected world. From Earth-orbiting satellites armed with an incredible array of sensors to cutting-edge digital airborne platforms capable of collecting striking detail, the following images highlight a few of the many ways Earth observation chronicled some of 2012’s noteworthy events and interesting phenomena.

December 10, 2012

Collective Sensing Sheds Light on Urban Landscapes

By Thomas Blaschke, Centre for Geoinformatics, University of Salzburg, Salzburg, Austria, and Bernd Resch, Research Studio iSPACE, Research Studios Austria, Salzburg. Cities are complex systems composed of many interacting components that evolve over multiple spatio-temporal scales. Consequently, no single data source can satisfy the information needs required to map, monitor, model, and ultimately understand and

December 9, 2012

Appreciating the Value of TREES

By Kevin Corbley, principal, Corbley Communications  (, Castle Rock, Colo., and John Stenmark, principal, Genesee Communications (, Golden, Colo. The Landsat Data Continuity Mission (LDCM), scheduled to launch in February 2013, will play a critical role in the long-term success of TREES-3, a global forest-monitoring project initiated by the European Commission’s Joint Research Center (JRC).

October 5, 2012

Discover the Benefits of Radar Imaging

The Top 10  Considerations for Buying and Using Synthetic Aperture Radar Imagery By William V. Parker, principal, Global Engagement Solutions, and senior associate, PACE Government Services (, Washington, D.C. The last two decades have witnessed unprecedented growth in the satellite-based Earth observation industry. Although the market is still strongly biased toward electro-optically derived imagery, a rising tide

October 5, 2012

Looking for a Wide-Format Scanner?

Understanding Key Attributes for Geospatial Applications By Bob Honn, director of marketing services, Wide Format Printing Systems Division, Océ North America (, a Canon Group Company, Trumbull, Conn. Gone are the days of tablets for digitizing geospatial data collection and conversion. Geospatial data capture can come from remotely sensed information and surveying or it can

October 5, 2012

Exploring GEOINT Education Opportunities

The Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks on America’s home soil immediately prioritized homeland and national security to a level unparalleled in U.S. history. The critical need for qualified geospatial intelligence (GEOINT) professionals is on the rise, with far-ranging opportunities that include careers as geographers, imagery analysts, software technicians, database managers, application developers, engineers and remote

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