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June 12, 2012

Maximize Your Mapping Solutions

Prepackaged planimetric imagery can work wonders for aging imagery archives and tight budgets.   By Kevin Bullock, product manager, DigitalGlobe (, Longmont, Colo.   Planimetric imagery is a great satellite imagery alternative or addition for government entities and commercial enterprises with needs that demand a closer look. Additionally, an organization’s imagery data typically are acquired

June 12, 2012

Empowering a New Breed of Geospatial Users

The convergence of smart GIS, 3-D and LiDAR technologies is enabling more decision makers who aren’t GISpros to better manage our ever-changing world. By Mladen Stojic, vice president, Geospatial, Intergraph Security, Government & Infrastructure (, Norcross, Ga.   The world is changing rapidly, with significant population expansion and unprecedented levels of natural and man-made disasters.

June 12, 2012

Large-Format Printing in the Field

  Advanced printing systems coupled with mobile capabilities offer geospatial users new tools for mission-critical applications. By Bob Honn, director of Marketing Services, Wide-Format Printing Systems Division, Océ North America (, Chicago.   As today’s workforce continues to “go mobile,” the industries that rely on geospatial applications, such as public utility management, urban planning, local

June 12, 2012

Buying Optical Satellite Imagery?

By Nick Hubing, president, Land Info Worldwide Mapping (, Denver.  A little more than a decade ago, the only satellite imagery most people saw was a weather map on a TV broadcast. That changed with the launch of IKONOS in 1998, when the world’s first commercial high-resolution Earth imaging satellite returned stunning images from around

April 13, 2012

NY-Alert Powers Statewide Warning System

    The New York state Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Services (DHSES) needed a way to alert the entire population of New York State—more than 19 million people—in the event of an emergency. The solution came in the form of a powerful tool called NY-Alert.   NY-Alert is the state’s premier alert and notification

April 13, 2012

LiDAR Offers Faster, Less Expensive Field Data

The Missouri Department of Transportation is benefiting from a range of LiDAR-based mapping methods.     By George Kopp, P.E., Missouri Department of Transportation (, Jefferson City, Mo. ollecting data to design Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) projects can be time consuming and expensive. Traditional field data collection also can place employees dangerously close to

April 13, 2012

Reduce Data Overload

By Dr. Craig A. Knoblock, Geosemble Technologies (  Manhatten Beach, Calif. Data overload is a major problem for organizations, and the problem is getting worse across all industries. Recent IDC research indicates that information workers typically spend a staggering 17.8 hours per week searching for and gathering information. That’s a cost of more than $31,000

April 13, 2012

Seeking Submeter Success

    By Charlotte Gabriel-Robez, Astrium GEO-Information Services (, Toulouse, France. Pléiades 1, the first of a dual-satellite Earth observation system designed to deliver 50-centimeter color imaging products, was launched successfully on Dec. 16, 2011, from French Guiana aboard a Russian Soyuz rocket. The 970-kilogram satellite is the result of a decade-long effort by the

April 13, 2012

Building a Network of Homeland Security Drones

Public wireless infrastructure could be leveraged to enable unmanned aircraft-based sensor networks for homeland security.     By Kai Daniel and Christian Wietfeld, Communication Networks Institute, TU Dortmund University (, Dortmund, Germany.    Many of today’s unmanned aerial systems (UASs) are available at affordable prices, offering the potential for innovative new applications. For example, in

January 24, 2012

Oblique Imagery Offers Powerful Tools for Geospatial Analysis

Geospatial data users are leveraging oblique imagery for a range of innovative applications. By Art Kalinski, GISP, former GIS manager for the Atlanta Regional Commission and geospatial military projects consultant, including consulting for Pictometry International Corp.   Early aerial reconnaissance efforts in the 1920s consisted of shooting oblique pictures from the open cockpit of a biplane

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